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College of Arts & Sciences
Linguistics Program

Core Faculty



Degree and Research Interests

Amit Almor

Associate Professor, Psychology

Ph.D., Cognitive Science, Brown University

Psycholinguistics, Neuroimaging of Language, Language Impairments

Anne Bezuidenhout

Professor, Philosophy

Ph.D., Philosophy, University of Michigan

Philosophy of Language, Semantics, Pragmatics

Elaine Chun

Associate Professor, English

Ph.D., Linguistics, University of Texas at Austin

Sociolinguistics, Linguistic Anthropology, Race/Gender, Asian American Language

Amanda Dalola

Assistant Professor, Languages/French

Ph.D., French Linguistics, University of Texas at Austin

Phonetics, Sociophonetics, Sociolinguistics, Theoretical Phonology, Lab Phonology, Historical Romance

Dorothy Disterheft

Associate Professor, English

Ph.D., Linguistics, University of California, Los Angeles

Historical Linguistics, Indo-European Syntax

Stanley Dubinsky

Professor, English

Ph.D., Linguistics, Cornell University

Syntax, Semantics

Kurt Goblirsch

Professor, Languages/ German

Ph.D., Germanic Philology, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis

Germanic Linguistics (German, English, Scandinavian), Historical Linguistics, Phonology, Dialectology

D. Eric Holt

Associate Professor, Languages/Spanish

Ph.D., Hispanic Linguistics, Georgetown University

Hispanic Linguistics, History and Dialects of Spanish and Portuguese, Second Language Spanish Pronunciation, Phonology, Optimality Theory

Jiang Liu

Assistant Professor, English

Ph.D., Linguistics, University of Kansas

Language acquisition, Phonetics, Phonology, Psycholinguistics, Neurolinguistics, Chinese linguistics (Chinese tones, Chinese character recognition)

Qiandi Liu

Assistant Professor, English

Ph.D., Applied Linguistics, Northern Arizona University

Second Language Acquisition, ESL Writing, Grammar Pedagogy

Paul Malovrh

Associate Professor, Languages/Spanish

Ph.D., Hispanic Linguistics, Second Language Acquisition, Indiana University

Second Language Acquisition, Hispanic Applied Linguistics, Learner Development of Form-Function Mapping, Psycholinguistic Processing Strategies

Nina Moreno

Associate Professor, Languages/Spanish

Ph.D., Spanish Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, Georgetown University

Second Language Acquisition, Spanish Applied Linguistics, Computer Assisted Language Learning


Robin K. Morris

Professor, Psychology

Ph.D., Cognitive Psychology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Psycholinguistics, Language Processing in Reading, Word Recognition, Lexical Access


Jennifer F. Reynolds

Professor, Anthropology

Ph.D., Anthropology, University of California, Los Angeles

Linguistic Anthropology, Pragmatics, Language Ideology, Language Socialization, Narrative and Performance


Mila Tasseva-Kurktchieva

Research Associate Professor, Program Director

Ph.D., Linguistics, University of South Carolina

Second Language Acquisition, Psycholinguistics, Syntax, Slavic Linguistics


Tracey L. Weldon

Associate Professor, English

Associate Dean for Diversity & Inclusion, College of Arts & Sciences

Ph.D., Linguistics, Ohio State University

Sociolinguistics, African American English, Gullah