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Faculty

Sam Al Khatib   email | webpage
Ph.D., Linguistics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Area of Interest: Semantics

Jason Bishop   email | webpage
Ph.D. UCLA
Area of Interest: phonetics and laboratory phonology, prosody and intonation, psycholinguistics, speech perception, information structure, and sentence processing

Juliette Blevins   email | webpage
Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Area of Interest: Phonology, Phonetics, Historical linguistics and language change, documentation of endangered languages, Austronesian languages, Australian Aboriginal languages, Native American languages

Dianne C. Bradley   email | webpage
Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Area of Interest: Human sentence processing, phonology, bilingualism, L1 acquisition

Martin Chodorow   email | webpage
Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Area of Interest: computational linguistics (corpus-based statistical approaches), human sentence processing

Cecelia Cutler   email | webpage
Ph.D., New York University
Area of Interest: sociolinguistics, language and identity, youth language and hip hop culture, general linguistics

Joseph C Davis   email | webpage
Ph.D. Linguistics, Columbia University
Area of Interest: Columbia School linguistics, Italian grammar, English grammar and education, Linguistics theory and methodology

José del Valle   email | webpage
Ph.D., Georgetown University
Area of Interest: Linguistics ideologies, language policy, Glottopolitical history of Spain and Latin America

Eva Fernandez   email | webpage
Ph.D., The City University of New York
Area of Interest: Human sentence processing, bilingualism, second language acquisition, instructional technology

Janet Dean Fodor   email | webpage
Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Area of Interest: Human sentence processing, learnability theory and L1 acquisition

Bill Haddican   email | webpage
Ph.D. NYU
Area of Interest: Language Change, Sociolinguistics, Syntax

Alan Huffman   email | webpage
Ph.D., Columbia University
Area of Interest: Semantics of morphemes and word order; grammar as theory; historical linguistics and dialectology; ESL

Jason Kandybowicz   email | webpage
Ph.D., Linguistics, University of California, Los Angeles
Area of Interest: Syntactic theory, syntax-phonology interface, field linguistics and language documentation, African linguistics

Daniel Kaufman   email | webpage
PhD 2010 Cornell University
Area of Interest: Morphology, syntax, phonology, language documentation

Rebecca (Rivka) Levitan   email | webpage
Ph.D. Columbia University
Area of Interest: Computational Linguistics, Natural Language Processing, Sociolinguistics, Spoken Language Processing, Dialogue

Miki Makihara   email | webpage
Ph.D., Yale University
Area of Interest: Linguistic anthropology, sociolinguistics, anthropology; ethnography of speaking, discourse analysis, political economy of language, language ideology, language contact, bilingualism, ethnicity; Polynesia, Pacific

Gita Martohardjono   email | webpage
Ph.D., Cornell University
Area of Interest: Second language acquisition, bilingualism and biliteracy, “heritage” and minority language studies

William McClure   | webpage
Ph.D., Cornell University
Area of Interest: Japanese language and linguistics, semantics, syntax *Dr. McClure is not accepting new advisees at this time

Stephen Neale   email | webpage
Ph.D., Stanford University
Area of Interest: semantics, logic, pragmatics, anaphora, linguistics and law

Michael Newman   email | webpage
Ed. D., Teachers College, Columbia University
Area of Interest: Sociolinguistics, variationist and language attitudes and applied linguistics, particularly literacy theory

Jonathan Nissenbaum   email | webpage
Ph.D. Linguistics, MIT
Area of Interest: Syntax, Semantics

Loraine Obler   email | webpage
Ph.D., University of Michigan
Area of Interest: Neurolinguistics, bilingualism, language in aging and dementia dyslexia

Ricardo Otheguy   email | webpage
Ph.D., The City University of New York
Area of Interest: sociolinguistics, language contact, functional linguistics

Sandeep Prasada   email | webpage
Ph.D., MIT
Area of Interest: Lexical and Conceptual representation and development

William Sakas   email | webpage
Ph.D., The City University of New York
Area of Interest: Psychocomputational models of first language acquisition

Irina Sekerina   email | webpage
Ph.D., The City University of New York
Area of Interest: Sentence processing, eye-tracking, bilingualism, Slavic and Russian linguistics and psycholinguistics, language acquisition.

Valerie Shafer   email | webpage
Ph.D., SUNY Buffalo
Area of Interest: Speech perception in SLA, Morphosyntactic info. in acquiring language, Brain development and language acquisition, Auditory processing and language learning

Arthur Spears   email | webpage
Ph.D., University of California, San Diego
Area of Interest: Pidgin and creole languages, sociolinguistics, linguistic anthropology, African American English, Haitian Creole

Nancy Stern   email | webpage
Ph.D. Linguistics, CUNY Graduate Center
Area of Interest: Functionalist linguistics, bilingualism, language and education

Christina Tortora   email | webpage
Ph.D., University of Delaware
Area of Interest: Syntax, Lexical Semantics-syntax interface, Italian dialects, Romance languages

Robert M. Vago   email | webpage
Ph.D., Harvard University
Area of Interest: phonological theory, moraic structure and vowel harmony within the framework of optimality theory, first language attrition

Virginia Valian   email | webpage
Ph.D., Northeastern University
Area of Interest: First language acquisition, learnability

Douglas Whalen   email | webpage
Ph.D., Yale University
Area of Interest: Speech Perception and Production, endangered languages


Visiting Faculty


Nava Shaked (Visiting Adjunct Professor, Spring 2016) email | website
Ph.D., CUNY Graduate Center
Area of Interest: Natural Language Processing, AI, Computational Linguistics, Multimodal Human Machine Interaction Systems, Multimodal Architectures and Applications, Speech Processing Systems

 


Adjunct Faculty

(Adjunct faculty cannot serve as Committee Chair.)

Susan Fischer (Adjunct) email
Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Area of Interest: Sign Language, Typology, Morphosyntax, Psycholinguistics

Andrew Rosenberg (Adjunct) email
Ph.D., Columbia University
Area of Interest: Computational Linguistics



Emeritus Faculty

(Not accepting advisees.)

Charles E. Cairns   email | webpage
Ph.D., Columbia University
Area of Interest: phonology and the phonology/phonetics and phonology/morphology interfaces

Helen Smith Cairns   email | webpage
Ph.D., University of Texas
Area of Interest: L1 acquisition, learnability, human sentence processing

Robert W. Fiengo   email | webpage
Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Area of Interest: Philosophy of Language, Pragmatics, Semantics, Syntax.

Alexander Orenstein   email | webpage
Ph.D., New York University
Area of Interest: Philosophy of language, semantics, logic

David Rosenthal   email | webpage
Ph.D., Princeton University
Area of Interest: Philosophy of mind, philosophy of language, cognitive science, philosophy of psychology.

Virginia Teller   email | webpage
Ph.D., New York University
Area of Interest: Cognitive and computational models of Clinical cognition and emotions; machine translation; computational linguistics; natural language processing; articial intelligence