Core Faculty

Andrea Berez-Kroeker (Department 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.


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

chengAndrew Cheng
Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley
Articulatory and acoustic phonetics; sociolinguistics; language variation and change; bilingualism and heritage bilingualism; Korean; (North American) English dialectology; race and language; child language development; language and social justice.

Kamil Deen
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

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

Shelece Easterday
Ph.D. University of New Mexico
Phonology; typology; language change; linguistic complexity; endangered and under-resourced languages.

Shin Fukuda
Ph.D. University of California, San Diego
Theoretical and experimental syntax, lexical semantics, and syntax-lexical semantics interface phenomena and their acquisition.

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 Jejueo, heritage languages; language revitalization.

Jonathan Reynolds
MASLED in Sign Language Education at Gallaudet University, Washington D.C
Language documentation, digital languages perseverance Creole Hawaii Sign Language; Language revitalization.  American Sign Language; grammars, variations, developments, and change.

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



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