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Faculty and Staff


burke Professor Deborah M. Burke
W.M. Keck Distinguished Service Professor
B.A. Barnard College; Ph.D. Columbia University
Language Production, Cognition, Cognitive Aging
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Assistant Professor Michael Diercks
B.A. Houghton College; M.S., Ph.D. Georgetown University
Syntax and morphology, Bantu, Lubukusu and Luyia langages
CV [pdf] | Web site
Fought Professor Carmen Fought
B.A., M.A. Stanford University; Ph.D. University of Pennsylvania
Hispanic Sociolinguistics, African-American Vernacular English, Bilingualism
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harris Assistant Professor Jesse A. Harris
B.A., M.A. University of Chicago; M.Sc. University of Amsterdam; Ph.D. University of Massachusetts
Amherst Formal Semantics, Pragmatics Psycholinguistics, Discourse
CV [pdf] | Web site
landman Visiting Assistant Professor Meredith Landman
B.A. University of California, Santa Cruz; Ph.D. University of Massachusetts
Amherst Semantics, Syntax/Semantics Interface, Anaphora
CV [pdf] | Web site
Associate Professor Mary Paster, Chair
B.A. Ohio State University; M.A., Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley
Phonology, Morphology, Field Linguistics, African and Native American Languages
CV [pdf] | Web site


nightingale Karen Nightingale,
Department Coordinator
B.A. University of Redlands; M.Min. Azusa Pacific University
Communicative Disorders, Psychology, Student Development  

Associated Faculty

Professor Kim B. Bruce
Reuben C. and Eleanor Winslow Memorial Professor of Computer Science B.A. Pomona College; Ph.D. University of Wisconsin
Programming Language Design, Semantics and Pragmatics of Natural Languages, Computer Science Education
CV [pdf] | Web site
Professor Everett L. Bull, Jr.
B.A. Pomona College; Ph.D. Massachussetts Institute of Technology
Theory of Computation, Applications of Logical Systems, Security
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Alfred W. Cramer Associate Professor Alfred W. Cramer
B.A. Yale University; Ph.D. University of Pennsylvania
Music Theory, Music Perception and Cognition, Intonation
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divita Assistant Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures David S. Divita
B.A., Columbia University; Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley
Spanish and French Linguistics; Sociolinguistics; Linguistic Anthropology

peter kung Assistant Professor of Philosophy Peter Fan-Ming Kung
B.S.E., University of Pennsylvania; M.A., Stanford University; Ph.D., New York University
Philosophy of Mind; Epistemology
CV | Web site
Patricia Smiley Professor Patricia Smiley
B.A. University of Rochester; Ph.D. University of Chicago
Language Development, Self-Development; Origins of Individual Differences in Achievement Motivatio
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sood Assistant Professor Sara Owsley Sood
B.A. DePauw University; M.A., Ph.D. Northwestern University
Artificial Intelligence, Information Retrieval, Network Arts
CV | Web site

Retired Faculty

coppieters Professor René Coppieters
Licence, University of Louvain; Ph.D. Harvard University
Syntax, Semantics, Bilingualism  
atlas Peter W. Stanley Professor of Linguistics and Philosophy Jay Atlas