Core Faculty

kdeenKamil Deen (Department Chair)
Ph.D. University of Cailfornia, Los Angeles
Language acquisition (emphasis on experimental approaches); experimental morphosyntax; acquisition of understudied languages; particularly Bantu languages and languages of South East Asia;
bilingualism; second language acquisition

aberezAndrea Berez-Kroeker (Graduate Chair)
Ph.D. University of California, Santa Barbara
Language documentation; digital language archiving and metadata standards; reproducible research; Athabascan languages; Papuan languages; geography and language; discourse; intonation;
usage-based approaches to grammar.

vandersonVictoria Anderson
Ph.D. University of California, Los Angeles
Prosody; experimental linguistics; endangered and under-documented languages; animal communication; speech technology.

rblustRobert A. Blust
Ph.D. University of Hawaiʿi at Mānoa
Historical linguistics; Austronesian linguistics and cultural history; field methods; lexicography; endangered and under-documented languages.

kdragerKatie K. Drager
Ph.D. University of Canterbury
Sociolinguistics; phonetics; experimental linguistics; language variation and change; language and identity.

gholtonGary Holton
Ph.D. University of California, Santa Barbara
Language documentation; historical linguistics; Austronesian languages; Na-Dene languages; Papuan languages; linguistic typology; archiving; language revitalization.

Bradley McDonnell
Ph.D. University of California, Santa Barbara
Language documentation; Austronesian linguistics; syntax; phonology; corpus linguistics.

WilliamO'GradyJejuIslandWilliam O’Grady
Ph.D. University of Chicago
Syntactic theory and description; experimental syntax; language acquisition; Korean and Jejeuo, heritage languages; language revitalization.

aschaferAmy Schafer
Ph.D. University of Massachusetts at Amherst
Psycholinguistics; experimental linguistics; sentence comprehension and production (including in Korean, Japanese, Austronesian languages; under-documented languages and in language
learners/bilinguals); sentence prosody; information structure;
psycholinguistic approaches to language documentation and

R (Staff)Rory Turnbull
Ph.D. Ohio State University
Phonology; phonetics; psycholinguistics; experimental linguistics; prosody; intonation; computational linguistics; network science; predictability; the mental lexicon.

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