Ph.D. Students

KevinBaetscherBAETSCHER, Kevin
Ph.D. Student, MA (Simon Fraser University)
Syntactic and semantic typology; verb initiality; language and space; syntax and pragmatics of clause linkage; language endangerment; activism; revitalization; Salish; Austronesian, Sinitic; languages of Southeast Asia

AnnaBelewBELEW, Anna
Ph.D. Student
Language documentation; language endangerment; sociolinguistics; language technology; African linguistics

A (Doctoral)BLAKE, Amanda
Ph.D. Student
Language documentation and revitalization; psycholinguistics; cognitive science

T (Doctoral)BLOYD, Tobias
Ph.D. Candidate
Language documentation and conservation


IvanBondocBONDOC, Ivan
Ph.D. Student
Experimental linguistics; psycholinguistics; morphosyntax; Philippine languages; Tagalog; language acquisition; aphasia and other language disorders

A (Doctoral)CAMP, Amber
Ph.D. Student
Psycholinguistics; phonetics; intonation & prosody; first & second language acquisition; language documentation & revitalization.

Y (Doctoral)CHEN, Yen-ling
Ph.D. Candidate, MA (National Tsing Hua University)
Comparative and historical linguistics; typology; tone; Kradai; Sino-Tibetan

P (Doctoral)CHONG, Peter
Ph.D. Student


tdoughertyDOUGHERTY, Tom
Ph.D. Student, BA (University of Hawaii)
Historical linguistics; language documentation and revitalization; Austronesian languages; Japonic languages; language isolates; Ainu; Okinawan; Yapese

Ph.D. Student
Language documentation; linguistic typology; historical linguistics; phonetics; Mascoyan languages; Enlhet-Enenlhet languages; Gran Chaco areal linguistics

SharonEstiocaESTIOCA, Sharon
Ph.D. Student
Language documentation; language acquisition and revitalization; language pedagogy; bilingual education; multi-lingual education; morphosyntax; Philippine-type languages; Western Subanon

Ph.D. Student, BA (University of Michigan)
Language documentation and conservation; phonetics; phonology; Finno-Ugric languages; Turkic languages; Caucasian languages; pedagogy; language policy and planning; language technology

khelgesonHELGESON, Kirsten
Ph.D. Student, BA (University of California, Los Angeles)
Language and geography; language documentation and revitalization; language and cognition; traditional ecological knowledge; phonetics; phonology

RyanHenkeHENKE, Ryan
Ph.D. Student
Language documentation, revitalization, and acquisition; Algonquian and Siouan languages; archiving and technology; morphosyntax; typology

KavonHooshiarHOOSHIAR, Kavon
Ph.D. Student, M.Sc. (TU Berlin), BS (UC Berkeley)
Language documentation and conservation; language maintenance and advocacy; technology in language documentation; Papuan languages

dji_headshot_100sqIANNUCCI, David J.
Ph.D. Candidate, MS (Stony Brook), MA (Utah)
Grammatical theory; language change; Japonic; mathematical linguistics; digital humanities

T (Doctoral)KETTIG, Thomas
Ph.D. Student
Sociolinguistics; dialectology; historical linguistics; phonology; vowel theory

C (Doctoral)KHAIRUNNISA, Nisa
Ph.D Student


cleeLEE, Catherine
Ph.D. Student, MA & BA (Texas Tech)
Hawaiian language, landscape ontologies, cognitive semantics, discourse analysis, linguistic geography

Y (Doctoral)LEE, Yuri
Ph.D. Student
L1 acquisition; atypical language development; bilingualism

C (Doctoral)LIN, Daniel
Ph.D Student


C (Doctoral)MORTENSEN, Christian
PhD. Student, BA (University of Chicago)
Language documentation and description, language change and reconstruction, Austronesian languages, Lun Dayeh, morphosyntax, symmetrical voice
Languages spoken (in descending order of proficiency): English, Spanish, Mandarin, Arabic
Literate in: Latin, Attic/Koine Greek, Ancient Hebrew
Other languages studied: Aramaic, Sanskrit, Old Church Slavonic

C (Doctoral)NOSCHESE, Emily Jo
Ph.D Student


C (Doctoral)NUSARLERT, Porpla (Anongnard)
Ph.D Student


cobrienO’BRIEN, Colleen Alena
Ph.D. Student, MA (University of Hawaii), BA (Miami)
Language documentation; syntax; anthropology

C (Doctoral)OHBA, Akari
Ph.D Student


ChristianneOnoONO, Christianne
Ph.D. Student
Language documentation; language acquisition; sociolinguistics

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Ph.D Student
Languages documentation and revitalization, phonology, morphology, language contact, ethnophysiography, traditional knowledge systems

A (Doctoral)PICK, Andrew
Ph.D. Student
Language documentation and revitalization; phonology; historical linguistics

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MA Student
Language documentation, endangered languages, morphology, phonology, language revitalization, historical linguistics, Austronesian languages, Japonic languages, Celtic languages, Papuan languages

PeterSchuelkeSCHUELKE, Peter
Ph.D. Student
Language documentation; Austronesian languages; syntax; phonology; typology

GyuHoShinSHIN, Gyu-Ho
Ph.D. Student
Emergentism; construction grammar; usage-based linguistics; cognitive linguistics; psycholinguistics; (first/second) language acquisition


SMITH, Ashleigh
Ph.D. Student, BS (Black Hills State University)
Language documentation and revitalization; endangered languages; northern Dene languages (Canada); sociolinguistics; morphology; semiotics.

SOU, Jennifer
Ph.D. Student, BA (Georgetown University)
Language documentation and conservation; endangered languages; linguistic economics; activism.

C (Doctoral)STABILE, Claire
Ph.D. Student
Acquisition; bilingualism; syntax; sociolinguistics; sign language syntax

KatherineStrongSTRONG, Katherine
Ph.D. Student
Language documentation; language revitalization; Austronesian languages; Barbacoan languages; Kanowit; endangered languages.

C (Doctoral)TRUONG, Christina
Ph.D Student


C (Doctoral)WILLIAMS-SOLOMON, Ha’a (Noah)
Ph.D Student


S (Doctoral)YANG, Sejung
Ph.D. Student


C (Doctoral)YARBROUGH, Danielle
Ph.D Student



 M.A. Students

D (Masters)BARON, Michelle
MA Student


D (Masters)BIANCHINI, Olivia
MA Student


D (Masters)CHAREST, Jessica
MA Student


D (Masters)DOMINGUEZ, Dillon (Keane)
MA Student


FETTES, Evelyn
MA Student

MA Student
Syntax, language documentation, Japanese in 17th-19th century

D (Masters)GIER, Healy
MA Student


HAKIM, Jacob
MA Student
Language documentation, phonetics, historical linguistics

D (Masters)HANDLEY, Noella
MA Student


D (Masters)LIN, Kaiying
MA Student


LUDLOW, Sydney
MA Student, BA (Brigham Young University – Provo) Language documentation; phonology; historical linguistics; Amazonia; Napo and Paztasa Quichua; Waorani

MERRITT, Laurabeth
MA Student,


MA Student, BA (New York University)
Language documentation; Amazonia; lexicography; Papuan languages.

MA Student


D (Masters)WAINWRIGHT, Meena
MA Student



Undergraduate Students

Current Indisciplinary Studies Linguistics Majors

E (Undergraduate)AKIN, Emmy (Margaret)
Undergraduate program
Native Californian languages; Native Central and South American languages; language revitalization; local ecological knowledge within language.

B (Undergraduate)FOX, Bonnie
Undergraduate program
Phonetics; phonology; Korean; second language acquisition.

M (Undergraduate)MORRIS, Margaret
Undergraduate program


J (Undergraduate)QUIDDEOEN, Jesse
Undergraduate program