Linguistics Faculty

Note: due to renovation of the PSY building, most Linguistics faculty are in the process of moving to temporary offices during late May / early June. Their pages will be updated with new office locations when the move is complete.

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Picture of Rebekha Abbuhl

Dr. Rebekha Abbuhl

Graduate advisor

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

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Dr. Michael Ahland

Undergraduate advisor

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

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Dr. Michael Fender

First and second language literacy acquisition

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Dr. Malcolm Finney
Director, Faculty Center for Professional Development

Language acquisition, bilingualism, Pidgin & Creole studies

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Dr. Nancy Hall

Department chair

Phonetics; phonology; corpus linguistics; Semitic languages

Dr. Sarvenaz Hatami

TESOL; second language acquisition; second language teacher education

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Dr. Wendy Klein

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

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Dr. Barbara LeMaster

Director, ASLD program

Deaf sign languages; language and gender.

 Wanette Reynolds

Dr. Wanette Reynolds

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

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Dr. Amir Sharifi

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



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Dr. Colleen Ahland



Dr. Matthew Davidson


Language documentation; language typology; historical linguistics; Wakashan languages

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Ranida Delarosa


Language acquisition; Southeast Asian dialects

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Dr. Cheryl Fantuzzi


Language acquisition

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Dr. Joseph Galasso

Syntactic processing, language acquisition

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Dr. Petra Lott


Psycholinguistics; aphasia; linguistic effects of depression; German


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


Picture of Carol Lord

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 Alexandra Jaffe

Dr. Alexandra Jaffe

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

Picture of Pamela Bunte Dr. Pamela Bunte