Faculty Members

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Diana Archangeli
Email: dba@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 621-2184
Office: Douglass 206
On leave as of August, 2013
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Andy Barss
Associate Professor
Email: barss@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 626-3284
Office: Communications 114A
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Thomas G. Bever
Regents' Professor
Email: tgb@email.arizona.edu
I regularly work with undergraduates and graduate students in Linguistics, Psychology, Neuroscience, Slat and Education, usually on topics of interest to them, eventually of interest to me. My own research and teaching is in the current revival of “biolinguistics”, the idea that language is a...
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Andrew Carnie
Professor and Dean of the Graduate College
Email: carnie@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 621-2802
Office: Comm 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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Richard A. Demers
Retired 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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Masha Fedzechkina
Assistant Professor
Email: mfedzech@email.arizona.edu
Office: Communication 141E
I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Linguistics. My research focuses on the intersection of language acquisition, psycholinguistics, and linguistic typology, seeking to understand the nature of individual-level constraints on language use and acquisition and their impact on language...
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Sandiway Fong
Associate Professor
Email: sandiway@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 626-0549
Office: Douglass 301
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, NTE
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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LouAnn Gerken
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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Mike Hammond's picture
Mike Hammond
Email: hammond@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 621-5759
Office: Douglass third floor
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
Assistant Professor
Email: rhenderson@email.arizona.edu
I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Linguistics. 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...
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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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Liz Kickham
Visiting Professor
Halito, Sa hochifo vt Dr. Kickham. I have spent the last eight years researching Native American language revitalization and education, specifically focusing on the effects of language ideology on Choctaw language planning and teaching. My background is in Linguistics (B.A. and M.A. in Applied...
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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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Adrienne J. Lehrer
Retired Professor Emerita
Email: alehrer@email.arizona.edu
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Cecile McKee
Email: mckee@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 621-2188
Office: Communication 316
Professor, Linguistics Department Director, Developmental Psycholinguistics Laboratory, Linguistics Department Senior Director, Research Development Services, Office of Research and Discovery My teaching emphasizes cross-listed courses. The research in my lab concerns children syntactic development...
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Janet Nicol
Associate Professor & Director of Graduate Studies
Email: nicol@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 621-2173 / (520) 626-8184
Office: Psychology 430/Communication 314
My research is about language; specifically, how people learn it, produce it, and understand it.  
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Diane Ohala
Associate Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies
Email: ohalad@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 626-5984
Office: Douglass 212
Department of Linguistics Undergraduate Advisor and Honors Advisor
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Jungyeul Park
Visiting Professor
Jungyeul’s current research is focused on statistical modeling of language. It includes machine learning algorithms for morphology and syntax. Recently, he has been working on POS tagging and morphological segmentation using neural networks and deep learning.
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Massimo Piattelli-Palmarini
Email: massimo@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 626-6913
Office: Communication 305
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Adam Ussishkin
Associate Professor and TA Supervisor
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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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
Associate Professor
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 & Head of American Indian Studies
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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