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Linguistics Faculty

Rebekha Abbuhl

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

Michael Fender

Dr. Michael Fender

PSY 219
(562) 985-7596

First and second language literacy acquisition

Malcom Finney

Dr. Malcolm Finney

PSY 114
(562) 985-7425

Language acquisition, bilingualism, Pidgin & Creole studies

Nancy Hall

Dr. Nancy Hall

PSY 217
(562) 985-2656

Phonetics; phonology; corpus linguistics; Semitic languages.

Alexandra Jaffe

Dr. Alexandra Jaffe

PSY 425
(562) 985-2594

Wendy Klein

Dr. Wendy Klein

PSY 221
(562) 985-8828

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

Lorraine Kumpf

Dr. Lorraine Kumpf

PSY 413
(562) 985-1874

Discourse and grammar, functional syntax, formulaicity, African languages

Barbara LeMaster

Dr. Barbara Lemaster

(562) 985-5037

Deaf sign languages; language and gender.

Amir Sharifi

Dr. Amir Sharifi

FO2 221
(562) 985- 5015

Literacy socialization; Persian orthographic tradition; language and education.



Dr. Petra Lott

Psycholinguistics; aphasia; linguistic effects of depression; German


William Rennie

American Sign Language; Deaf culture


Dr. Joseph Galasso

Syntactic processing, language acquisition


Dr. Timothy Henry

(562) 985-7596

Phonetics/phonation, morphology, morphophonology, historical semantics, Chumashan languages, Mongolic-Turkic languages, Old English and English dialects, California indigenous languages.


Dr. Cheryl Fantuzzi

Language acquisition

Dr. Matthew Davidson

Language documentation; language typology; historical linguistics; Wakashan languages


Ranida Delarosa

Language acquisition; Southeast Asian dialects

Emeritus Faculty

John Attinasi

Dr. John Attinasi

Robert Hertz

Dr. Robert Hertz


Dr. Xiaoping Liang

Carol Lord

Dr. Carol Lord

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

Stephen Ross

Dr. Stephen Ross

Sara Smith

Dr. Sara Smith

In Memoriam

Pamela Bunte

Dr. Pamela Bunte