Faculty Members

Diana Archangeli's picture
Diana Archangeli
Professor, Director of Graduate Studies
Email: dba@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 621-2184
Office: Communication 114A
Archangeli’s research explores both the fundamental concepts of how phonological systems are organized and the concrete ways in which sounds are used and produced in language. Her conceptual research, Emergent Phonology (or Minimalist Phonology), asks the question of how much does phonological...
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Thomas G. Bever
Regents' Professor
Email: tgb@email.arizona.edu
I regularly work with undergraduates and graduate students in Linguistics, Second Language Acquisition and Teaching, Psychology, Neuroscience and Education, always on topics of interest to them, eventually of interest to me. My own research and teaching is inclues the current revival of “...
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Andrew Carnie
Vice Provost for Graduate Education, Dean of the Graduate College and Professor in Linguistics
Email: carnie@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 621-2802
Office: Communication 302
I am a Professor of Linguistics in the Department of Linguistics and have appointments in the Cognitive Science Program, the Graduate Interdisciplinary Program in Second Language Acquisition and Teaching and the Joint Program in Linguistics and Anthropology.  My research revolves around various...
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Noam Chomsky
Laureate Professor of Linguistics, Agnese Nelms Haury Chair
Email: noamchomsky@email.arizona.edu
Considered the founder of modern linguistics, Noam Chomsky is one of the most cited scholars in modern history. Among his groundbreaking books are “Syntactic Structures”, “Language and Mind,” “Aspects of the Theory of Syntax,” and “The Minimalist Program,” each of which has made distinct...
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Wilson de Lima Silva
Assistant Professor
Email: wdelimasilva@email.arizona.edu
I'm an Assistant Professor in the Department of Linguistics. I direct the M.A. Program in Native American Languages & Linguistics (also known as NAMA). I'm a field linguist with formal training in theoretical linguistics and language documentation & revitalization. I conduct research in the...
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Richard A. Demers
Distinguished Professor, Emeritus
Email: demers@email.arizona.edu
Dr. Demers has always had a special interest in natural science, and his interest in linguistics is a special case of this interest. His undergraduate degree is in physics and he has continued to follow developments in all of the sciences by undertaking broad readings. Within the field of...
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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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Amy Fountain
Associate Professor of Practice
Email: avf@arizona.edu
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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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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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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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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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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Eric Jackson
Assistant Professor of Practice
Email: ejackson1@arizona.edu
Eric is a "full stack" linguist with experience in fieldwork, language documentation, and language technology. In this context, "full stack" means that he's comfortable working in any domain from phonetics to semantics—a situation often beneficial when working with communities who speak under-...
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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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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 in 2005 after 41 years in faculty positions in linguistics, the last 17 of which were at the University of Arizona. I started a new career in 2006 as Program Director in Linguistics at the National Science Foundation, and in 2008 took a renewable part-time position in the Robust...
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Adrienne J. Lehrer
Retired Professor Emerita
Email: alehrer@email.arizona.edu
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Cecile McKee
Email: mckee@arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 621-2188
Office: Communication 316 or Zoom
Professor, Linguistics Department Director, Developmental Psycholinguistics Laboratory Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science [UA News story] I study...
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Janet Nicol
Professor, Linguistics, Psychology and Cognitive Science
Email: nicol@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 626-8184
Office: Communication 314A
My research is about language; specifically, how people learn it, produce it, and understand it.  
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Diane Ohala
Associate Professor of Practice, Director of Undergraduate Studies
Email: ohalad@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 626-5984
Office: Communication 301
Department of Linguistics Undergraduate Advisor and Honors Advisor
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Massimo Piattelli-Palmarini
Email: massimo@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 626-6913
Office: Communication 305
Piattelli-Palmarini and Medeiros on the Physics of Language Massimo Piattelli-Palmarini and David Medeiros will be presenting papers at the First International Symposium on the Physics of...
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Aresta Tsosie-Paddock
Assistant Professor
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
Professor; TA Supervisor; 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 a professor in the Department of Linguistics, with appointments in the UA Cognitive Science program, the UA Second Language Acquisition and Teaching program, the Department of...
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Natasha Warner's picture
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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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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