Linguistics faculty listing


Marlyse Baptista, morpho-syntax interface in pidgin and Creole languages, combining corpus data with the use of theoretical, descriptive and technological tools; how Creole languages inform linguistic theory and to what extent linguistic theory, in turn, informs Creole grammatical systems

William Baxter (Asian Languages & Cultures / Linguistics), Chinese linguistics, historical phonology, semantics, Montague Grammar

Patrice Beddor (John C. Catford Collegiate Professor of Linguistics), phonetics, phonology, psycholinguistics (speech perception)

Julie E. Boland (Linguistics / Psychology), psycholinguistics, sentence comprehension and parsing, lexical representation

Anne Curzan (English Language & Literature / Linguistics) (Arthur F Thurnau Professor) , History of English language, pedagogy and composition

Madhav Deshpande (Asian Languages & Cultures / Linguistics), Sanskrit, Prakrit and Pali, linguistic traditions of Indian grammarians

San Duanmu, phonology, phonology-syntax interface, Chinese dialects, phonetics, morphology

Steven Dworkin (Romance Languages & Literatures / Linguistics), historical linguistics, diachronic Romance, etymology, lexicology, morphology

Nick Ellis (Psychology  /Linguistics), second language acquisition, psycholinguistics, corpus linguistics, applied cognitive psychology

Samuel Epstein (Arthur F. Thurnau Professor; Marilyn J. Shatz Collegiate Professor of Linguistics), syntax, first and second language acquisition

Jeffrey Heath, historical linguistics, morphology, Arabic, linguistic anthropology

Deborah Keller-Cohen (Linguistics/Women's Studies), discourse, literacy, language and gender, conversational analysis

Richard L. Lewis (Psychology/ Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, College of Engineering / Linguistics), computational modeling, psycholinguistics, sentence processing, cognitive architectures, unified theories of cognition

Acrisio M. Pires, syntax, syntactic theory, minimalism, comparative syntax, psycholinguistics: first/second language acquisition and bilingualism, language change

Robin M. Queen (Linguistics / Germanic Languages and Literatures /  English Language & LIterature) (Arthur F Thurnau Professor), sociolinguistics, intonation, language contact, language and gender, Germanic linguistics

Dragomir R. Radev (School of Information / Electrical Engineering & Computer Science, College of Engineering / Linguistics), Natural language processing, Information retrieval, Computational linguistics

Richmond Thomason (Philosophy / Electrical Engineering & Computer Science, College of Engineering / Linguistics), semantics, philosophy of language, computational linguistics

Sarah G. Thomason (Bernard Bloch Distinguished University Professor of Linguistics; William J. Gedney Collegiate Professor of Linguistics), historical linguistics, languages in contact, pidgins & creoles,  Native American linguistics (especially Salishan), language endangerment

Associate Professors

Steven Abney, computational linguistics, syntactic theory, language learning

Adries W. Coetzee, Phonological theory, phonology-phonetics interface, psycholinguistics (phonological processing)

Benjamin Fortson (Classical Studies / Linguistics), historical linguistics, Indo-European linguistics

Ezra Keshet, semantics, pragmatics, syntax/semantics interface, prosody/semantics interface

Barbra Meek (Anthropology / Linguistics), Child language socialization and acquisition, endangered and/or dormant language issues, linguistic theory and Athabaskan linguistics

Carmel O'Shannessy, sociolinguistics, language acquisition, Australian Languages  

Thomas Toon (English Language & Literature / Linguistics), historical linguistics, old Germanic languages and dialects, paleography

Assistant Professors

Jonathan Brennan, Neurolinguistics, Psycholinguistics, Semantics, Syntax

Jelena Krivokapić, Phonetics, Prosody, Speech production, Speech planning


Elaine McNulty, syntactic theory

Visiting Assistant Research Professor

Anatasia Smirnova, Temporal and modal semantics; Experimental semantics; Syntax-Semantics interface; Language contact; Language and ideology

Professors Emeriti

Robbins Burling (Linguistics / Anthropology), Ethno-linguistics, nonstandard English, Tibeto-Burman linguistics

Alexander Guiora, Reciprocal relationship between language and personality development

Peter E. Hook (Asian Languages & Cultures / Linguistics) (Professor Emeritus of Indo-Aryan Languages), , syntax-semantics interface, typology, Indo-Aryan languages, semantics, sociolinguistics

Diane Larsen-Freeman (Teacher Education and Educational Studies, School of Education  / Linguistics), applied linguistics, English as a second language

John M. Lawler, cognitive grammar, semantics, computational linguistics, applied linguistics

Lesley Milroy (Hans Kurath Collegiate Professor of Linguistics), sociolinguistics, discourse, bilingualism, conversation analysis, dialectology

Joan Morley, English phonetics and pronunciation, oral comprehension and public speaking

Larry Selinker, Interlanguage, second language acquisition

Marilyn Shatz (Psychology / Linguistics), first language acquisition, discourse

Vitalij V. Shevoroshkin (Linguistics / Slavic Languages & Literatures), historical linguistics, distant relatedness of languages, Anatolian, phonetics, semantics, typology

John Swales, English for specific purposes, discourse, second language acquisition

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