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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

Michael Fender

Dr. Michael Fender

PSY 411
(562) 985-5051

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


Dr. Xiaoping Liang

PSY 403

Carol Lord

Dr. Carol Lord

PSY 207
(562) 985-1146

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

Amir Sharifi

Dr. Amir Sharifi

FO2 221
(562) 985- 5015



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

Stephen Ross

Dr. Stephen Ross

Sara Smith

Dr. Sara Smith

In Memoriam

Pamela Bunte

Dr. Pamela Bunte