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Sandiway Fong
Associate Professor
Email: sandiway@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 626-0549
Office: Douglass 311
Human Language Technology MA Program Coordinator: I am a computational linguist. I am interested in all aspects of language and computation. I direct the Human Language Technology (HLT) Master's program. I am an associate professor both in the department of linguistics and also computer science. ...
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Clarissa Forbes
Email: forbesc@email.arizona.edu
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Amy Fountain
Associate Professor, Career Track
Email: avf@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 626-1498
Office: Douglass 224
My training is in Anthropology and Linguistics (Ph.D. UA, Anthropology and Linguistics Joint Program 1998).  I have been at the University of Arizona in one capacity or other - most involving undergraduate teaching -  since 1986, and have also taught at Pima Community College.  In addition to my...
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Andrea Fulgham
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Jonathan Geary
Graduate Teaching Associate
Email: jonathangeary@email.arizona.edu
Sixth-Year PhD Candidate. Interested in: Piipaash (Pee-Posh, Maricopa), psycholinguistics (e.g. morphological processing, word recognition), historical linguistics (e.g. contact-induced change, morphological change, reanalysis), working with under-studied/under-documented languages (i.e. on their...
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LouAnn Gerken
Affiliate Faculty
Email: gerken@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 621-4327
Office: Psychology 330
I am interested in how infants and young children learn and how general learning mechanisms, such as hypothesis generation and selection, can be used in service of learning language.
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Phil Goddard
Email: philgoddard@email.arizona.edu
TEL: 9512967410
My professional background is in customer experience research and interface design. This fall I enrolled in the HLT masters online to deepen my skills in analyzing qualitative research since qual often contains the key to understanding customer decision making and emotions. I hope to learn and...
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Jesus Gonzalez Franco
Graduate Teaching Assistant — Second-Year Doctoral Student
Email: jeg7@email.arizona.edu
Office: Online
  My name is Jesús E. González Franco. Feel welcomed to call me by my first name 'Jesús' [xe'sus].  I am currently a second-year doctoral student and graduate teaching assistant (GTA) at the University of Arizona.  My primary research interests center on endangered language documentation and...
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Melanie Gounas
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Florian Hafner
Email: florianhafner@email.arizona.edu
Office: Virtual
I started out young an innocent studying to become an English teacher. Teaching is my innate passion and there's nothing more fun to teach young people on their way to future success. I then majored in English and decided to do my MA with a minor in TEFL. I also spent some time at the California...
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Gus Hahn-Powell
Assistant Professor
Email: hahnpowell@arizona.edu
Office: Douglass 228
I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Linguistics.  I also hold appointments in the Cognitive Science GIDP and the Computational Social Science Graduate Certificate Program.  My research centers around machine reading for scientific discovery.  In other words, I build and design...
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Lucy Hall Hartley
Email: lucyhallhartley@email.arizona.edu
Office: Douglass 110
PhD Candidate in Linguistics
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Mike Hammond
Email: hammond@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 621-5759
Office: Douglass 308
I am a professor in the Department of Linguistics. I also have appointments in the Cognitive Science Program and the Second Language Acquisition and Teaching Program. My research is in the areas of phonology, psycholinguistics, computational linguistics, Welsh, Scottish Gaelic, and poetic meter. I...
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Heidi Harley
Email: hharley@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 626-3554
Office: Communications 114B
In the fall of 1999, I began working as an Assistant Professor at the University of Arizona in the Department of Linguistics, and I've been here ever since. Besides the Linguistics Department, I'm also part of the Cognitive Science program and the Second Language Acquisition and Teaching program.I...
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Meg Harvey
PhD Candidate
Email: mharvey3@email.arizona.edu
I'm a fourth year PhD student focusing on language revitalization and morphology. Currently I work on the Hiaki Language Research and Documentation Project (http://arizonahiaki.org/about/), the Tunica Language Project (...
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Robert Henderson
Associate Professor
Email: rhenderson@email.arizona.edu
Office: Communication 306
The semantics of human languages involves complex representations and operations over those representations. The goal of my research is to design logics in which one can define representations and operations over those representations that closely mimic what is observed in human languages. This...
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Angela Hughes
Graduate student in Human Language Technology
Email: angelahughes@email.arizona.edu
As I pursue a Master's Degree in Human Language Technology, I hope to apply my years of experience with Accessibility toward the development of improved computerized speech and language systems, which many users with disabilities depend upon.
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Luis Irizarry-Figueroa
Graduate Teaching/Research Assistant
Email: irizarry1@email.arizona.edu
Office: Douglass 114D (Syntax Lab)
First year Ph.D.\HLT  student in the Linguistics Department I was born and raised in Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico and I completed my B.A in Philosophy in the University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez with a minor in linguistics. My Philosophy Undergraduate Thesis explored Pico Della Mirándola's Oration on...
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Elsayed Issa
HLT Student
Email: elsayedissa@email.arizona.edu
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Cheonkam Jeong
Graduate Teaching/Research Associate
Email: cheonkamjeong@email.arizona.edu
PhD student interested in phonology, phonetics, and computational linguistics
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Kevan Joe
Graduate Teaching Assistant
Email: kevanjoe@email.arizona.edu
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Roya Kabiri
Graduate Teaching/Research Assistant
Email: royakabiri@email.arizona.edu
Office: Communication 114D/ Syntax Lab
I’m a second year student in the Linguistics PhD program. I have a Master’s degree in Linguistics from University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran. My main area of interest is syntax (verbal constructions as well as conditional structures). Starting my PhD program here at U of A, I have also been fascinated...
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Simin Karimi
Email: karimi@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 621-5399
Office: Communication 106
I am a Professor in the Department of Linguistics. I have appointments in the Cognitive Science Program, The Graduate Interdisciplinary Program in Second Language Acquisition and Teaching (SLAT), the joint Program in Linguistics and Anthropology, the School of Middle Eastern and North African...
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Adam King
Email: adamking@email.arizona.edu
Prolog's pretty cool.
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Maya Klein
Email: mayaklein@email.arizona.edu
I'm a second year student in the joint anthropology and linguistics (ANLI) PhD program. I have a B.A in linguistics from Tel-Aviv University. My research interests are contact induced change and minoritized language standardization. Specifically, I'm interested in the role of the media in Scottish...
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Meghavarshini Krishnaswamy
Graduate Student, PhD Program
Email: mkrishnaswamy@email.arizona.edu
I am a second-year PhD student, interested in articulatory and acoustic phonetics, bilingualism, lexical access, automatic speech recognition and Indic languages. 
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Alice Kwak
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Sonja Lanehart
Email: lanehart@email.arizona.edu
Office: Communication 316B
Sonja Lanehart is Professor of Linguistics in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences and Teaching, Learning, and Sociocultural Studies in the College of Education as well as a Faculty Fellow in the Graduate College at the University of Arizona. Her scholarship focuses on language and...
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D. Terence Langendoen
Retired Professor Emeritus
Email: langendt@email.arizona.edu
I retired from my position as Professor in the Department of Linguistics at the University of Arizona in July 2005. From May 2006 to August 2008, I worked as a Linguistics Program Officer in the Division of Behavioral and Cognitive Sciences at the National Science Foundation in Arlington VA, and...
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Patricia Lee
Email: pllee@email.arizona.edu
Second-year PhD student in Linguistics, originally from Singapore.  My interests are: computational and mathematical linguistics, NLP, information retrieval, statistics.
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