• Professor
  • Chair

Sociocultural linguistics; language and identity; language and youth; language and race; language, gender, and sexuality; African American English; Chicano English and Spanish; language in California; discourse, cognition, and culture

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  • Assistant Professor
  • Faculty Undergraduate Advisor

Linguistic description and theory, phonology, morphology, historical linguistics, language documentation, linguistic typology, lexical semantics, lexicography, language and culture, Mesoamerica, Otomanguean languages

  • Research Professor Emeritus

Native American languages; discourse; prosody; language and thought; laughter

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  • Professor
  • North Hall Endowed Chair in the Linguistics of African America

African-American English; Language, literacy, and culture; sociolinguistics; community based participatory research in linguistics; language attitudes; multicultural education; undergraduate research

  • Associate Professor Emerita

Language acquisition; language socialization; Japanese/Korean linguistics; discourse and grammar

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  • South Hall 3511
  • Professor

Language universals and typology; historical linguistics; languages of the Caucasus; languages of New Guinea

  • Adjunct Assistant Professor

Intercultural communication; ethnography and communication; theories of cultural adjustment; social semiotic processes of identification; language ideologies and linguistic landscapes; language and globalization

  • Professor

Discourse and grammar; sociocultural linguistics; referential pragmatics; grammaticization and emergence; complex adaptive linguistics; corpus linguistics; transcription; Mayan languages

  • Senior Lecturer SOE

Second language writing, pedagogical grammar, applications of corpus linguistics to second language pedagogy, content-based instruction

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  • South Hall 3505
  • Professor

Language documentation and description, endangered languages, phonology, morphology, syntax, typology, language change, Tibeto-Burman and Himalayan languages, Rhaeto-Romance

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  • South Hall 3514
  • Professor

Phonetics; phonology; prosody; typology

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  • South Hall 3522
  • Professor

Corpus linguistics; cognitive linguistics / construction grammar; statistical methods in linguistics

  • Assistant Professor
  • South Hall 3507
  • Assistant Professor

Phonetics; speech production; laboratory phonology; articulatory phonology; prosodic structure, discourse structure and articulatory coordination; prosody-phonetics interface; articulatory settings; stuttering; coarticulation; speech errors; feedback in L2 learning

  • Lecturer

Phonology; morphology; phonetics; reduplication; ultrasound; cross-sectional imaging; prosodic phonology; dialects of English; linguistics of sports

  • Professor Emeritus

Evolutionary origin of language; animal communication; language and brain

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  • South Hall 3516
  • Professor

Morphology, syntax, discourse, prosody, and their interrelations; language contact and language change; typology and universals; language documentation; American Indian linguistics; Austronesian linguistics

  • Professor Emeritus

Syntax, language and gender, language acquisition

  • Research Professor Emerita

Interactional linguistics, conversation and grammar, cross-linguistic studies of morphosyntactic patterns, languages of East Asia (Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Hmong)

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  • Assistant Professor

Sociolinguistics and linguistic anthropology; sociophonetics; language, gender, and sexuality, especially within transgender and LGBQ communities; embodiment; language and identity; language socialization; ethnography; acoustic and perceptual phonetics; discourse analysis.