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Samantha Prins
PhD Student, Graduate Teaching Assitant
Email: samanthaprins@email.arizona.edu
Office: Virtual
My name is Samantha Prins—please feel welcome to call me Sam (pronouns: she/her). I am a first-year PhD student focusing on language revitalization, morphology and syntax. In particular, my research interests include Indigenous languages of North America, issues in language documentation and...
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Andrea Ramon
Email: andrearamon@email.arizona.edu
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Jessica Ray
Email: jessicaray@email.arizona.edu
Fourth Year Joint PhD Student, Anthropology and Linguistics. I am interested particularly in phonetics, phonology, African American English, and Hip Hop linguistics. In regards to Anthropology, I am interested broadly in the intersections of race, gender, and language. I am interested in the...
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Leah Rice
Email: lcrice@email.arizona.edu
Fourth Year PhD Student Major: Adult Psycholinguistics Minor: Speech Language and Hearing Sciences   My interests include: sentence processing, neurolinguistics, psycholinguistics, lexical access, and aphasia research.    Current projects include neuroimaging studies of morphological processing in...
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Corey Roberts
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Damian Yukio Romero Diaz
Graduate Teaching Associate (COH)
Email: damianiji@email.arizona.edu
TEL: 5202739913
Damian Romero (pronouns: he, him, they). Graduate Assistant in DevOps, data curation, and outreach for the ReDATA team at the University of Arizona Libraries, Office of Digital Innovation & Stewardship. If you would like to learn more about ReDATA and how to publish your alternative research...
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Burak Senel
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Rebecca Sharp
Email: bsharp@email.arizona.edu
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Ryan Walter Smith
Graduate Teaching/Research Associate
Email: ryanwaltersmith@email.arizona.edu
TEL: 214-709-4390
Office: Communication 114D (Syntax Lab)
Fifth Year PhD Student My primary interests are in formal semantics, pragmatics, and syntactic theory. Within this area, topics I've worked on include: the semantics of associative and similative plurals and non-exhaustive expressions, concentrating in particular on their manifestations in Japanese...
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Luke Smith
Email: luke@lukesmith.xyz
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Kevin Stillwell
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Hiroaki Takeda
IT engineer of a cloud service
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Winetu Tarrant
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Serene Tseng
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Aresta Tsosie-Paddock
Assistant Professor, Career Track
Email: alarusso@email.arizona.edu
Ya’at’eeh, shi ei Dr. Aresta Tsosie-Paddock yinishye. My Navajo clans are Naakai Dine'e/To’aheedliinii (Journeying People/Water Flows Together clan) born for Biih'bitoo’nii (Deer Springs clan), maternal grandfathers are Tl'izi lani (Many Goats clan) and paternal grandfathers are Kinyaa'aanii (...
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Adam Ussishkin
Associate Professor; TA Supervisor; Director of Graduate Studies (2019-2020); University IRB Chair
Email: adam.ussishkin@gmail.com
TEL: (520) 626-7121
Office: Douglass 312
Visit my website at ussishkin.org for up to date information and my current CV. I'm an associate professor in the Department of Linguistics, with appointments in the UA Cognitive Science program, the UA Second Language Acquisition and Teaching program, the...
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Gaby Gabriela Vargas Melgarejo
Email: gvargasmelgarejo@email.arizona.edu
I am from Cochabamba-Bolivia. I am in NAMA program. I am passionate about my native language, Quechua. I would like to contribute to the Quechua population by participating in maintenance and revitalization projects of the Quechua language. Developing linguistic policies from below is a necessity....
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Natasha Warner
Professor & Head
Email: nwarner@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 626-5591
Office: Douglass 320
ANLI Program Coordinator, Linguistics I am a professor in the Department of Linguistics, and also have appointments in the Cognitive Science Program and the Department of East Asian Studies. My research is in the areas of phonetics, experimental phonology, and psycholinguistics, focusing on speech...
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Andrew Wedel
Email: wedel@email.arizona.edu
Office: Douglass 303
Please visit http://www.andywedel.com/ for more about my work. The bulk of my research explores sources and ramifications for two opposing tendencies evident in language change: a tendency toward pattern-coherence, and a tendency to preserve semantically...
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Zachary Wellington
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Rebecca Whitney
Email: rwhitne@email.arizona.edu
Rebecca Whitney is currently pursuing her M.A. in Native American Languages and Linguistics at the University of Arizona. She grew up in Boise, Idaho among the sheep and pine trees and went on to pursue her B.S. in Linguistics and B.F.A. in Piano Performance from Tulane University. Now she is...
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Cheyenne Wing
NSF Graduate Research Fellow
Email: cheyennewing@email.arizona.edu
I am an NSF Graduate Research Fellow pursuing a PhD in Computational Linguistics and an MS in Human Language Technology. My priority is researching NLP for less-resourced and endangered languages for purposes of language preservation.
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Marian Wiseley
Administrative Associate
Email: mwiseley@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 621-6897
Office: Communication 109
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Zhengnan Xie
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Kimberley Young
Business Manager, Senior
Email: kky@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 621-9274
Office: Communication 109A
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Jianrong Yu
Email: jianrongyu@email.arizona.edu
5th year PhD student Research interests: Syntax, semantics, morphology, interfaces
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Ofelia Zepeda
Regents' Professor and Professor in Linguistics
Email: ofelia@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 621-8294
Office: Communication 108B
Regents' Professor: Tohono O'odham language and linguistics Ofelia Zepeda is the author of the only pedagogical textbook on the Tohono O'odham language, A PAPAGO GRAMMAR, a book she wrote as part of the language course she developed some years ago. She is also co-author of the article, "Derived...
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Yiyun Zhao
Email: yiyunzhao@email.arizona.edu
Ph.D. Student in Linguistics. I am interested in computational linguistics, psycholinguistics, evolution of language and cognition.
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Andrew Zupon
Email: zupon@email.arizona.edu
PhD student. My two main areas of research are syntax and computational linguistics. In the area of syntax, I am interested in the interactions between case and agreement crosslinguistically, as well as how these interact with word order. In the area of computational linguistics, I am interested in...
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