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  • Ph.D.
  • 1994

Affiliation: Nigeria Bible Translation

Dissertation: Tense and aspect in Obolo grammar and discourse

  • Ph.D.
  • 2014

Affiliation: Silver Academic Editing

Dissertation: Conversations with native speakers : acquiring Japanese as a second language

  • Graduate Student

Descriptive and documentary linguistics; phonology; syntax; historical linguistics

  • Graduate Student

Sign language linguistics, Language documentation and description, Typology, Phonology, Caribbean sign languages, Linguistic ethnography, Tactile sign languages, Language and social justice

  • Graduate Program Advisor

Recruitment and admissions, student progress checks, advising, TA coordinator, payroll, fee remissions, committee consultant, student awards, stipends, block grant/graduate funding support, email list administrator

  • 805-893-7490
  • South Hall 3432E
  • Ph.D.
  • 2013
Dissertation: Prosody and Grammar in Kabardian
 
  • Ph.D.
  • 2016

Affiliation: Brown University

Dissertation: Communicative care across borders: Language, materiality, and affect in transnational family life

  • Ph.D.
  • 2022

Affiliation: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology

Dissertation: Confronting challenges in historical linguistics: Quantitative approaches to dialect area subgrouping and tone change in Mixtec

Santa Barbara
  • Academic Personnel Coordinator

Personnel policy and procedures, faculty recruitment and appointments, ladder faculty merits, promotions, career steps, retentions, appraisals, non-Senate faculty re-appointments, excellence reviews, merits, payroll, additional compensation, and contracts, sabbatical and other leaves, donor acknowledgment, faculty email list administrator, visiting scholars, new faculty email, UCSBNetID, orientation

  • (805) 893-7151
  • South Hall 3431B
  • Ph.D.
  • 2011

Affiliation: University of Helsinki

Dissertation: Yuki grammar in its areal context with sketches of Huchnom and Coast Yuki

  • Ph.D.
  • 1999

Dissertation: Towards a discourse model of prosodic structure: A prosodic and syntactic analysis of declination in Japanese

  • Ph.D.
  • 2014

Affiliation: Kumon Academy; University of Calirfornia, Santa Barbara

Dissertation: Effects of nonlinguistic context on language production

  • Ph.D.
  • 2007

Affiliation: SIL International

Dissertation: A Grammar of Dongwan Tibetan

  • Ph.D.
  • 2020

Affiliation: California State University, Long Beach

Dissertation: Language Ideology, Linguistic Differentiation, and Language Maintenance in the California Mixtec Diaspora

  • Graduate Student

Language revitalization; minoritized languages; endangered languages; language documentation; Languages of French Polynesia; Native American Languages; Romance Languages; Germanic Languages (Frisian); Basque; Phonology; Phonetic Variation; Minoritized Languages and (Social) Media; Minoritized Language Translation.

  • South Hall 4431K
  • Graduate Student

Corpus Linguistics; Computational Linguistics; Cognitive Linguistics; Discourse and Grammar; Sociocultural Linguistics; Critical Discourse Analysis; Quantitative Methods; Tunisian Arabic; Quantitative analysis of low resource languages and unbalanced datasets

  • Ph.D.
  • 2011

Affiliation: University of Hawai'i

Dissertation: Discourse, landscape, and directional reference in Ahtna

  • Graduate Student

Language documentation, revitalization, and reclamation; community-based frameworks and methodologies; applied linguistics; Numu (Northern Paiute); Austronesian languages; language contact; sociophonetics of World Englishes; morphosyntax; language and identity

  • Assistant Professor

Psycholinguistics; sentence production; sentence processing; memory and language; eye-tracking; statistical modeling

 

  • Graduate Student

Historical and comparative linguistics; computational linguistics; language change and contact; lexicostatistics; biological methods in linguistics; computational cladistics; Icelandic (North Germanic); Zapotec languages (Oto-Manguean); linguistics in literary analysis

  • South Hall 3617B
  • Ph.D.
  • 2018

Affiliation: University of Virginia

Dissertation: Realis and irrealis: Chini verb morphology, clause chaining, and discourse

  • Graduate Student

Sociocultural linguistics; educational linguistics and linguistics outreach; language and social power; online discourse and multimodality; linguistic anthropology; transgender linguistics; language, gender, and sexuality; identity formation and communication; identity and intersectionality; methodology; language change; and linguistic ideologies

  • Ph.D.
  • 2007

Affliation: Carpinteria Unified School District

Dissertation: Contextual constraints on interaction: Soaring talk

  • Professor

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

  • Ph.D.
  • 2021

Affiliation: University of California, Los Angeles 

Dissertation: Competing Discourse of Diversity and Inclusion: Institutional Rhetoric and Graduate Student Narratives at Two Minority Serving Institutions

  • Graduate Student

Historical linguistics/language change, case systems, Siberian languages (esp. Chukotko-Kamchatkan)

  • South Hall 5431H
  • Associate Professor
  • Director of Undergraduate Studies

Typological, functional, and community-based approaches to phonology, morphology, syntax, historical linguistics, language documentation, lexical semantics, lexicography, language and culture, especially regarding Otomanguean languages spoken in Mexico and California

  • Ph.D.
  • 2007

Affiliation: University of California, Santa Barbara

Dissertation: Hiroshima stories: The construction of collective memorialization in survivors' narratives

  • Ph.D.
  • 2009

Affiliation: Oklahoma State University

Dissertation: Reconstructing stress in Proto-Tibetan: A study in historical comparative acoustics

  • Research Professor Emeritus

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

  • Graduate Student

Language documentation, description and revitalization; typology; complex adaptive systems; emergent grammar; modality/modal-evidential systems; voice; argument-marking systems; Austronesian/Formosan linguistics; Chinese linguistics

  • South Hall 5431E
  • Graduate Student

Phonetics; prosody; second language acquisition; L2 prosody; speech production and perception; articulatory phonology

  • Associate Professor Emerita

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

  • Professor

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

  • South Hall 3515
  • Ph.D.
  • 1998

Affiliation: Amazon

Dissertation: Computing representations of the structure of written discourse

  • Ph.D.
  • 2022

Affiliation: Rice University

Dissertation: Postcards from the syllable edge: sonority and articulatory timing in complex onsets in Georgian

  • 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

  • Ph.D.
  • 2015

Affiliation: University of Oregon

Dissertation: A reconstruction of Proto-Sogeram: Phonology, lexicon, and morphosyntax 

 
  • Ph.D.
  • 2015

Affiliation: San José State University

Dissertation: A functional grammar of Khatso

  • Graduate Student

Indigenous languages of the Americas; language documentation; language revitalization; morphosyntax; spatial semantics; localist semantics; Na-Dene; Tlingit; Cariban languages; languages of Oregon; languages of California; languages of Washington

  • South Hall 4431W
  • Professor

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

  • Ph.D.
  • 2000

Affiliation: Rice University

Dissertation: Complementation in colloquial Indonesian conversation: A discourse-functional perspective

  • Graduate Student

Sociocultural linguistics; transgender linguistics; language, gender, and sexuality; identity formation and communication

  • Ph.D.
  • 1999

Affiliation: University of Melbourne

Dissertation: The clause in Cirebon Javanese conversation

  • Graduate Student

Caribbean Spanish, dialectology, emoji use & interpretation, language contact & change, sociocultural linguistics, Spanglish, and virtual language

  • South Hall 3607
  • Graduate Student

language endangerment, description, documentation, and revitalization; space in language, culture, and cognition; typology; and Amazonian languages

  • Graduate Student

phonology, typology, metaphor, fieldwork, language description and documentation, Uyghur, Turkic languages, Chinese

  • Ph.D.
  • 1997

Dissertation: A Grammatical Overview of Santa Mongolian

  • Ph.D.
  • 1997

Affiliation: San Diego State University

Dissertation: Maintenance of ways of speaking in a community undergoing language shift: Language socialization in a Navajo preschool

  • Ph.D.
  • 2002

Affiliation: M*Modal

Dissertation: Sto. Domingo Bikol verbal portmanteau morphemes: Transitivity in conversation

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