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Linguistics Faculty


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Dr. Rebekha Abbuhl

PSY 209
(562) 985-1393

Second language acquisition; second language writing; research methods; statistics for linguistic research

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Dr. Michael Ahland

PSY 207
(562) 985-1146

Syntax; typology; historical linguistics; tone; language documentation; Ethiopian languages

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Dr. Michael Fender

PSY 219
(562) 985-7596

First and second language literacy acquisition

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Dr. Malcolm Finney

PSY 409
(562) 985-7425

Language acquisition, bilingualism, Pidgin & Creole studies

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Dr. Nancy Hall

PSY 217
(562) 985-2656

Phonetics; phonology; corpus linguistics; Semitic languages

Dr. Sarvenaz Hatami

PSY 415
(562) 985-5914

Second language vocabulary teaching and learning; second language teacher education

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Dr. Alexandra Jaffe

PSY 114
(562) 985-2594

linguistic anthropology, sociolinguistics, Corsica, minority languages, education, media

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Dr. Wendy Klein

PSY 221
(562) 985-8828

Language and culture; sociolinguistics; linguistic anthropology; ethnography of communication; Japanese

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Dr. Barbara Lemaster

(562) 985-5037

Deaf sign languages; language and gender.

 Wanette Reynolds

Dr. Wanette Reynolds

PSY 413

bimodal bilingual language development, sign language acquisition, referent cohesion in sign languages, narrative development, heritage signers

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Dr. Amir Sharifi

PSY 403
(562) 985-8509

Literacy socialization; Persian orthographic tradition; language and education; Kurdish as a heritage language.



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Dr. Colleen Ahland

Spring 2018 Office Hours: Mo 12:20-1:15pm


Dr. Matthew Davidson

Spring 2018 Office Hours: Tu/Th 11:00am-12:00pm and by appointment

Language documentation; language typology; historical linguistics; Wakashan languages

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Ranida Delarosa

Spring 2018 Office Hours: Mo/Wed 6:30-7:00pm and by appointment

Language acquisition; Southeast Asian dialects

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Dr. Cheryl Fantuzzi

Spring 2018 Office Hours: Tu/Th 12:20–1:20pm

Language acquisition

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Dr. Joseph Galasso

Syntactic processing, language acquisition

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Dr. Petra Lott

Spring 2018 Office Hours: Mo 11:00am–12:00pm

Psycholinguistics; aphasia; linguistic effects of depression; German


Edward Kelly
Spring 2018 Office Hours: Mo/Wed 2:00-4:00pm


Rezenet Moges-Riedel

PSY 433
Spring 2018 Office Hours: Mo/Wed 3:30-5:30pm, Tues 12pm only by appointment

 Haleema Welji

Haleema Welji



Religious rhetoric, moral development, gesture, socialization


Emeritus Faculty

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Picture of John Attinasi

Dr. John Attinasi

Picture of Robert Hertz Dr. Robert Hertz
Picture of Lorraine Kumpf

Dr. Lorraine Kumpf

Discourse and grammar, functional syntax, formulaicity, African languages

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Dr. Xiaoping Liang

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Dr. Carol Lord

Language structures and historical change; language proficiency and assessments; literacy

Picture of Stephen Ross Dr. Stephen Ross
Picture of Sara Smith Dr. Sara Smith


In Memoriam

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Picture of Pamela Bunte Dr. Pamela Bunte