Faculty

Regular Faculty

  • Farrell Ackerman

    Farrell Ackerman

    Professor, Director of the Human Developmental Sciences Program
    Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley

    Research Interests: Morphological theory, syntactic theory, lexical semantics, fieldwork, Uralic languages, first language acquisition.
  • Eric Baković

    Eric Baković

    Professor and Chair
    Ph.D., Rutgers University
    Academic Senate Distinguished Teaching Award, 2006

    Research Interests: Phonological analysis and theory, Optimality Theory, Spanish linguistics.
  • David Barner

    David Barner

    Professor (Primary Appointment in Dept. of Psychology)
    Ph.D., Harvard University

    Research Interests: Language and conceptual development in children; interface between language structure and meaning.
  • Leon Bergen

    Leon Bergen

    Assistant Professor
    Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Research Interests: Pragmatics, computational modeling and experimental methods.

  • Gabriela Caballero

    Gabriela Caballero

    Associate Professor and Undergraduate Advisor (Winter & Spring)
    Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley

    Research Interests: Phonology, morphology, language documentation, comparative/historical linguistics, typology, Uto-Aztecan languages.
  • Ivano Caponigro

    Ivano Caponigro

    Associate Professor and Associate Faculty Director, Study Abroad
    Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles

    Research Interests: Crosslinguistic semantics, pragmatics, syntax/semantics interface.
  • Marc Garellek

    Marc Garellek

    Associate Professor and Undergraduate Advisor (Fall)
    Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles

    Research Interests: Phonetics, voice, speech science, laboratory phonology, Hmong.
  • Grant Goodall

    Grant Goodall

    Professor and Director, Linguistics Language Program
    Ph.D., University of California, San Diego

    Research Interests: Syntactic theory, experimental syntax, acquisition, Spanish linguistics, educational linguistics.
  • Andrew Kehler

    Andrew Kehler

    Professor 
    Ph.D., Harvard University

    Research Interests: Computational linguistics, psycholinguistics, discourse interpretation.
  • Robert Kluender

    Robert Kluender

    Professor and Director of Graduate Studies
    Ph.D., University of California, San Diego

    Research Interests: Neural substrate of language, psycholinguistics, second language acquisition, syntactic theory, Germanic linguistics, cognitive neuroscience, sentence processing.
  • Rachel Mayberry

    Rachel Mayberry

    Professor
    Ph.D., McGill University

    Research Interests: Sign language acquisition and neuroprocessing across the lifespan, relation of gesture to language, reading development.
  • John Moore

    John Moore

    Professor and Dean of Undergraduate Education
    Ph.D., University of California, Santa Cruz

    Research Interests: Syntactic theory, lexical semantics, Spanish.
  • Sharon Rose

    Sharon Rose

    Professor and Director of the Heritage Language Program, Co-Director of the International Institute
    Ph.D., McGill University

    Research Interests: Phonology, morphology, fieldwork, phonetics, African languages (Semitic, Kordofanian).
  • Will Styler

    Will Styler

    Assistant Teaching Professor
    Ph.D., University of Colorado, Boulder

    Research Interests: Computational linguistics, acoustic phonetics, speech perception
  • Eva Wittenberg

    Eva Wittenberg

    Assistant Professor
    Ph.D., Potsdam University

    Research Interests: Linguistic theory; language in the mind; interfaces of language with other cognitive capacities; language comprehension and representation; event structure; psycholinguistics; and experimental methods.

Adjunct Faculty

  • Roger Levy

    Roger Levy

    Associate Professor, Brain & Cognitive Science Department, MIT
    Ph.D., Stanford University

    Research Interests: Computational psycholinguistics; real-time language comprehension and production; acquisition; probabilistic approaches to characterizing language knowledge and use, including phonology, syntax, semantics, and pragmatics; natural language processing; corpus methods.