Faculty

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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Dr. Rebekha Abbuhl

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

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Dr. Michael Ahland

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

Language acquisition, bilingualism, Pidgin & Creole studies

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Dr. Nancy Hall

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

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.

 

Lecturers

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Dr. Colleen Ahland

FO5-214

 (562)985-5015
colleen.ahland@csulb.edu

 

Dr. Matthew Davidson

(562)985-5051
13.matt@gmail.com

Language documentation; language typology; historical linguistics; Wakashan languages

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Ranida Delarosa

FO5-231
(562)985-4835
ranida.delarosa@csulb.edu

Language acquisition; Southeast Asian dialects

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Dr. Cheryl Fantuzzi

FO5-214
(562)985-4835
cherylfantuzzi@gmail.com

Language acquisition

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Dr. Joseph Galasso
joseph.galasso@csun.edu

Syntactic processing, language acquisition

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Dr. Petra Lott

FO5-231
(562)985-5159
petra.lott@csulb.edu

Psycholinguistics; aphasia; linguistic effects of depression; German

 Haleema Welji

Haleema Welji

FO5-231

(562)985-5159

hwelji@ucsd.edu

Religious rhetoric, moral development, gesture, socialization

 

Emeritus Faculty

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Dr. John Attinasi

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

Lorraine.Kumpf@csulb.edu

Discourse and grammar, functional syntax, formulaicity, African languages

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Dr. Xiaoping Liang

Xiaoping.Liang@csulb.edu

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Dr. Carol Lord

Carol.Lord@csulb.edu

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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Dr. Alexandra Jaffe

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

Picture of Pamela Bunte Dr. Pamela Bunte