Travis Evans-Sago

Adjunct Lecturer of Spanish

Address: Bell 203-A
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In addition to Adjunct Lecturer of Spanish at CofC, Travis Evans-Sago is a Ph.D. Candidate in the Hispanic Linguistics program at Indiana University, Bloomington. He received a B.A. in Spanish and Asian Studies (Mandarin Chinese) from Furman University, a M.A. in Hispanic Linguistics from Indiana University, a M.A. in Spanish (Literature) from Middlebury College, and a TESOL certificate from the University of South Carolina. Travis specializes in sociolinguistics, second language acquisition, morphosyntactic and pragmatic variation, study abroad, and identity. His research interests include both native speaker and immigrant learner expression of tense, mood, and aspect in conversation and narrative discourse. He is currently examining the speech perception of socially indexed cues, such as those pertaining to sexual orientation, by first and second language speakers of Spanish.


Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana
M.A., Hispanic Linguistics, 2015

Middlebury College, Middlebury, Vermont
M.A., Spanish, 2015

University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina
Certificate of Teaching English as a Foreign Language, 2015

Furman University, Greenville, South Carolina
B.A., Spanish & Asian Studies, 2009

Research Interests

  • Second Language Acquisition
  • Sociolinguistics
  • Language Contact
  • Language variation and change
  • Language attitudes and perceptions
  • Identity
  • Study abroad

Courses Taught

SPAN 190: Elementary Spanish I
SPAN 313: Spanish Composition

Honors and Awards

President’s Diversity Dissertation Fellowship, Indiana University, Fall 2019-Spring 2020

Grant-in-Aid of Doctoral Research, Indiana University Graduate School, Spring 2019

Householder Outstanding Graduate Paper in Linguistics Award, Indiana University, Spring 2016


Geeslin, K. L., & Evans-Sago, T. (2020). Bilingualism, second language acquisition and language contact: Contrasts and shared processes. In S. Fafulas (Ed.), Amazonian Spanish: Language Contact and Evolution. John Benjamins.

Evans-Sago, T. (2018). A case study of three Chinese-Spanish varieties: Tense-aspect morphology in instructed and non-instructed language use. Journal of Ibero-Romance Creoles.

Geeslin, K. L., & Evans-Sago, T. (2018). Contacto entre lenguas y enseñanza del español. In J. Muñoz-Basols, E. Gironzetti, & M. Lacorte (Eds.), The Routledge Handbook of Spanish Language Teaching: Metodología, recursos y contextos para la enseñanza del español. New York: Routledge.