Emeriti Professors

Matthew Chen

Research Professor
Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley
Research Interests: Phonological theory, Chinese linguistics.

Ron Langacker

Research Professor
Ph.D., University of Illinois
Research Interests: Cognitive grammar, syntax and semantics, comparative Uto-Aztecan.

Leonard Newmark

Emeritus Professor
Ph.D., Indiana University
Research Interests: Foreign language acquisition, Albanian.

David Perlmutter

Research Professor
Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Research Interests: Language universals and linguistic typology, syntactic, morphological and phonological theory. Current projects concern the syntax of Russian, the syntax-morphology interface (with particular reference to German), and the phonology and phonetics of American Sign Language.

Sanford Schane

Research Professor
Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Research Interests: Phonological theory, orthography, Romance linguistics, law and language.

In Memoriam

Sige-Yuki Kuroda (1934 - 2009)

Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology

The UCSD Department of Linguistics combines a focus on the convergence of theoretical and experimental linguistics with strong interdisciplinary collaboration.

Since its founding in the 1960's, UCSD has become one of the foremost educational and research institutions in the nation. The campus and surrounding region boast an extraordinary array of well-known scholars and offer broad opportunities for study and research of the highest quality. These opportunities are especially strong and diversified in language-related areas.