David A. Pharies

Associate Dean for Humanities of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Professor of Spanish

Areas of Interest/Research

Spanish Linguistics
Spanish Lexicography


Dr. Pharies received his Ph.D. in Romance Linguistics at the University of California, Berkeley, in 1979, having studied with the renowned Romanist Yakov Malkiel. Among his most important publications are Diccionario etimológico de los sufijos españoles [Etymological Dictionary of Spanish Suffixes] (Madrid: Gredos, 2002), University of Chicago Spanish-English Dictionary, fifth and sixth editions (University of Chicago Press, 2002, 2012), and Breve historia de la lengua española / A Brief History of the Spanish Language (published simultaneously in Spanish and English by the University of Chicago Press, 2007).

Contact Information

Phone: (352) 392-2264
Office: Dean’s Office

Mailing Address:

2014 Turlington Hall
University of Florida
P.O. Box 117405
Gainesville, FL 32611-8545