Faculty

  Name Contact Specialty
Linguistics professor Diti Bhadra
Assistant Professor 
S313 Elliott Hall
612-626-9687
Semantics, pragmatics, syntax, fieldwork, South Asian languages
Linguistics professor Amanda Dalola in a field of lavender
Amanda Dalola
Associate Professor
110B Jones Hall
612-625-3865
adalola@umn.edu
Sociolinguistics, phonetics, lab phonology, applied linguistics
Claire Halpert
Claire Halpert
Associate Professor;
Director
S315 Elliott Hall
612-626-5400
halpert@umn.edu
Syntax, field methods, African languages
Elliott Hall
John Harkness
Adjunct Assistant Professor
(Spring semesters only)
harkn007@umn.edu Historical linguistics
Linguistics professor Anna Lubowicz
Anna Lubowicz
Adjunct Assistant Professor
S309 Elliott Hall
lubow003@umn.edu
Phonology, phonology-morphology interface, the study of contrast, Slavic languages
Elliott Hall
Ellen Lucast
Adjunct Assistant Professor
lucas034@umn.edu  
Elliott Hall
Jean-Philippe Marcotte
Contract Associate Professor;
Director of Graduate Studies
S318 Elliott Hall
612-625-9349
marco043@umn.edu
Lexical semantics, Lexical-Functional Grammar, morphosyntax, invented languages
Linguistics professor Brian Reese
Brian Reese
Contract Associate Professor;
Director of Undergraduate Studies
S314 Elliott Hall
612-626-4507
breese@umn.edu
Semantics, pragmatics, computational linguistics
Elliott Hall
Morgan Staley
Adjunct Assistant Professor
mstaley@umn.edu  
Linguistics professor Hooi Ling Soh
Hooi Ling Soh
Professor
120 Ford Hall
612-624-8092
sohxx001@umn.edu
Syntax, syntax-semantics interface, semantics, East Asian and Southeast Asian languages, with a focus on Mandarin Chinese, Malay and Hmong

Diti, Italy, 2023

Diti Bhadra

Pronunciation (Sanskrit): d̪ɪt̪ɪ bʰɑdɹɑ

Specialties

formal semantics, pragmatics, logic of natural language; fieldwork; modality, evidentiality, questions, discourse particles, embedding and complementation, disjunction, negative polarity items; South Asian languages

Amanda Dalola standing on a bridge overlooking the Mississippi River.

Amanda Dalola

she | her | hers

Specialties

Sociophonetics; Sociolinguistics; Phonetics; Phonology; Social Media in the L2 classroom; Tweetmining

woman with brown hair and a teal shirt in front of pink and red flowers.

Claire Halpert

she/her
Associate Professor

Specialties

Syntax; Linguistic field methods; Case and agreement; Prosody-syntax interface; Bantu linguistics

Other Faculty

Name Contact Specialty
Polly Szatrowski
Professor of Japanese Language and Linguistics
319 Elliott Hall
612-624-1860
szatr001@umn.edu
Conversation/discourse analysis, Japanese linguistics, language and food, sociolinguistics, emergent grammar

Researchers

  Name Contact Specialty
Linguistics researcher Mai Al-Khatib
Mai Al-Khatib                           S321 Elliott Hall
alkh0020@umn.edu
Cognitive science of language, semantic language processing in bilinguals, computational linguistics

Affiliated Faculty in Other Departments

Name Contact Specialty
Timothy Face
Professor
Department of Spanish & Portuguese Studies
35 Folwell Hall
612-625-1328
facex002@umn.edu
Intonation and prosody, laboratory phonology, phonetics, phonological theory, second language phonology
Brendan Kishketon
Director of Ojibwe Language Program;
Associate Professor
Department of American Indian Studies
13 Scott Hall
612-625-2973
bkishk@umn.edu
Ojibwe language preservation, documentation and revitalization
Charles R. (Randy) Fletcher
Associate Professor
Department of Psychology
N218 Elliott Hall
612-625-6096
fletc002@umn.edu
Cognitive and biological, cognition, text comprehension
Michael Kac
Professor
Department of Philosophy
812 Heller Hall
612-625-1865
kacxx001@umn.edu
Linguistics, cognitive science, philosophy of language, philosophy of music
Carol Anne Klee
Professor
Department of Spanish & Portuguese Studies
4E Folwell Hall
612-625-9521
klee@umn.edu
Spanish language contact, sociolinguistics, content-based language instruction
Benjamin Munson
Professor
Department of Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences
115 Shevlin Hall
612-624-3322
munso005@umn.edu
Speech-sound development in children, childhood speech-sound disorders, the influence of social stereotypes on speech perception, speech production, speech perception, experimental methods in speech and language research, children's word learning
Irina Zaykovskaya
Lecturer
German, Nordic, Slavic & Dutch
2320C Folwell Hall
irzaykov@umn.edu
Russian language; second language acquisition; sociolinguistics; language ideologies and attitudes

Emeritus Faculty

Name Interests
Bruce Downing Translation and interpreting, language policy and planning, English linguistics, forensic linguistics, bilingualism
Betsy Kerr
Associate Professor
Department of French & Italian
French linguistics, second language acquisition
Michael Maratsos
Professor Emeritus
Institute of Child Development
Child development, language acquisition
John Nichols
Professor Emeritus
Department of American Indian Studies
American Indian studies, Ojibwe language structure
Maria Sera
Professor Emerita
Institute of Child Development
Child development, language learning, cognitive development
Amy Sheldon
Professor Emerita
Department of Communication Studies
Language and gender, language and social interaction, child and adult language acquisition, discourse analysis
Nancy Stenson Irish and Celtic linguistics, language contact and change, Native American languages, syntax, and morphology