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Faculty in the Academic Program in Linguistics

Name Contact Specialty
Dustin Chacón
Contract Assistant Professor
S313 Elliott Hall
612-624-1860
chaco003@umn.edu
Syntax, psycholinguistics
Jeanette Gundel
Professor
S222 Elliott Hall
612-624-7564
gunde003@umn.edu
Pragmatics, semantics, language, and cognition
Claire Halpert
Associate Professor
Director of Graduate Studies
S315 Elliott Hall
612-626-5400
halpert@umn.edu
Syntax, field methods, African languages
Anna Lubowicz
Adjunct Assistant Professor
S316 Elliott Hall
612-626-7071
lubow003@umn.edu
Phonology
Jean-Philippe Marcotte
Contract Assistant Professor
S318 Elliott Hall
612-625-9349
marco043@umn.edu
Syntax, semantics
Jason Overfelt
Contract Assistant Professor
S317 Elliott Hall
612-624-2725
overfelt@umn.edu
Syntax, semantics
Brian Reese
Contract Assistant Professor
Director of Undergraduate Studies
S314 Elliott Hall
612-626-4507
breese@umn.edu
Semantics, pragmatics, computational linguistics
Hooi Ling Soh
Professor
Director
120 Ford Hall
612-624-8092
sohxx001@umn.edu
Syntax, semantics

Other Faculty

Name Contact Specialty
Polly Szatrowski
Professor of Japanese Language and Linguistics
319 Elliott Hall
612-624-1860
szatr001@umn.edu
Conversation analysis, Japanese linguistics

Affiliated Faculty in Other Departments

Name Contact Specialty
Timothy Face
Professor
Department of Spanish & Portuguese
35 Folwell Hall
612-625-1328
facex002@umn.edu
Intonation and prosody, laboratory phonology, phonetics, phonological theory, second language phonology
Charles R. (Randy) Fletcher
Associate Professor
Department of Pyschology
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
Daniel Karvonen
Senior Lecturer
Department of German, Scandanavian & Dutch
154 Folwell Hall
612-626-1651
karvonen@umn.edu
Finnish language and culture, general linguistics, phonology
Betsy Kerr
Associate Professor
Department of French and Italian
260 Folwell Hall
612-624-6505
bjkerr@umn.edu
French linguistics, second language acquisition
Carol Anne Klee
Professor
Department of Spanish and Portuguese
4E Folwell Hall
612-625-9521
klee@umn.edu
Spanish language contact, sociolinguistics, content-based language instruction
Michael Maratsos
Professor
Institute of Child Development
208B Child Dev
612-624-1027
marat001@umn.edu
Child development, language acquisition
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
John Nichols
Professor Emeritus
Department of American Indian Studies
19 Scott Hall
612-625-2065
jdn@umn.edu
American Indian studies, Ojibwe language structure
Maria Sera
Professor
Institute of Child Development
208C Child Dev
612-624-2856
sera@umn.edu
Child development, language learning, cognitive development
Amy Sheldon
Professor Emerita
Department of Communication Studies
228 Ford Hall
612-624-2504
asheldon@umn.edu
Language and gender, language and social interaction, child and adult language acquisition, discourse analysis

Emeritus Faculty

Name Interests
Bruce Downing Translation and interpreting, language policy and planning, English linguistics, forensic linguistics, bilingualism
Gerald Sanders Syntax, language topology, writing systems
Nancy Stenson Irish and Celetic linguistics, language contact and change, Native American languages, syntax, and morphology