Core Faculty

/wp-content/uploads/kdeen.jpgKamil Deen (Department Chair)
kamil@hawaii.edu
Ph.D. University of California, 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

/wp-content/uploads/aberez.jpgAndrea Berez-Kroeker (Graduate Chair)
aberez@hawaii.edu
Ph.D. University of California, Santa Barbara
Language documentation, language archiving, Athabascan languages, Papuan languages, geography and language, discourse, intonation, functional approaches to grammar

/wp-content/uploads/vanderson.jpgVictoria Anderson
vanderso@hawaii.edu
Ph.D. University of California, Los Angeles
Phonetics, prosody, experimental linguistics, phonetic universals, endangered and underdocumented languages, animal communication, speech technology

/wp-content/uploads/rblust.jpgRobert A. Blust
blust@hawaii.edu
Ph.D. University of Hawaiʿi at Mānoa
Historical linguistics; Austronesian linguistics and cultural history; field methods; lexicography; endangered and underdocumented languages

/wp-content/uploads/kdrager.jpgKatie K. Drager
kdrager@hawaii.edu
Ph.D. University of Canterbury
Sociolinguistics, phonetics, experimental linguistics, language variation and change, language and identity

Gary Holton
holton@hawaii.edu
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
mcdonn@hawaii.edu
Ph.D. University of California, Santa Barbara
Language Documentation, Austronesian Linguistics, Syntax, Phonology, Corpus Linguistics

William O’Grady
ogrady@hawaii.edu
Ph.D. University of Chicago
Syntactic theory and description, experimental syntax, language acquisition, Korean and Jejeuo, heritage languages, language revitalization

/wp-content/uploads/aschafer.jpgAmy J. Schafer
aschafer@hawaii.edu
Ph.D. University of Massachusetts at Amherst
Psycholinguistics, experimental linguistics, sentence comprehension and production (including in Korean, Japanese, Austronesian languages, underdocumented languages, and in language learners/bilinguals), sentence prosody, information structure, psycholinguistic approaches to language documentation and conservation

Other Faculty:

A list of cooperating graduate faculty in other department who can chair Linguistic dissertations can be found here.

A list of cooperating, affiliate, adjunct and visiting faculty can be found here.

A list of emeritus and retired faculty can be found here.