Delano S. Lamy holds a Ph.D. and an M.A. in Spanish with a concentration in Spanish/Hispanic Linguistics from the University of Florida in Gainesville , Florida. Additionally, he received a B.A. in International Studies and Spanish and a Certificate in Latin American Studies from the University of South Florida in Tampa, Florida.
His primary research is concerned with the study of language contact and bilingualism from a variationist sociolinguistic perspective. He is interested in how language varies and changes at the phonological/phonetic level, and what that tells us about how sound systems develop and how it is shaped by language use. He does sociophonetic work mainly in the Afro-Caribbean (or West Indian) speech community in the Republic of Panama.