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Maya Abtahian

Abtahian, Maya Ravindranath

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Linguistics
  • Director of Undergraduate Studies

Interests: Sociolinguistics; Language variation and change; Language contact; Language shift

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Aceves Rodriguez, Constanza

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  • PhD student (Linguistics and Computer Science)

Interests: Language documentation and description; Computational linguistics; Mesoamerican languages

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An, Hannah

  • MS Computational Linguistics, 2019
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    Asudeh, Ash

    • Professor (On Sabbatical for 2021-22)
    • Director, Center for Language Sciences

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    Interests: Syntax; Semantics; Pragmatics; Logic, Language, and Computation; Cognitive Science

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    Becker, Sapphire

    • MS Computational Linguistics, 2018
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      Bui, Beryl

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      • MA student (Linguistics)
      • 515 Lattimore Hall

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      Interests: Phonetics and phonology; Syntax; Bilingualism; Early language development

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      Burrage, Veronica

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      • PhD student (Linguistics)

      Interests: Morphosyntax (agglutination and polysynthesis); Syntax interfacing with semantics and pragmatics; Philosophy of language and linguistics; Cultural anthropology; Fieldwork

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      Greg Carlson

      Carlson, Greg

      • Professor Emeritus of Linguistics

      Interests: Semantic Theory; Psycholinguistics; Discourse

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      Carney, Laurel H.

      • Marylou Ingram Professor in Biomedical Engineering
        Professor of Biomedical Engineering, AS&E
        Professor of Neurobiology and Anatomy, UR Medical School
      • Center for Navigation and Communication Sciences

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      Charest, Jessica

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      • PhD student (Linguistics)

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      Interests: Language documentation and revitalization

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      Colby, Camille

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      • MA student (Language Documentation and Description)

      Interests: Language documentation and description of endangered languages

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      Davis, Jamie

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      • MA student (Linguistics)
      • 515 Lattimore Hall

      Interests: Multilingualism; Historical linguistics; Language contact; Sociolinguistics

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      Dunlap, Alexandrine

      • MA Language Documentation and Description, 2020

        Interests: Morphology; Phonology; Bantu languages

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        Eichas, Megan

        • MA Language Documentation and Description, 2020

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          Govindarajan, Venkata

          • MS Computational Linguistics, 2019
            Nadine Grimm

            Grimm, Nadine

            • Assistant Professor, Department of Linguistics
            • Director, Language Documentation and Description Program

            Interests: Grammatical tone; Language documentation and description; Typology; African languages, particularly Bantu

            Scott Grimm

            Grimm, Scott

            • Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Linguistics
            • Director of Quantitative Semantics Lab

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            Guekguezian, Peter Ara

            • Visitor

            Interests: The correspondence between syntactic cyclicity and prosodic recursion in words

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            Ibarra, Alyssa

            • PhD BCS and Linguistics
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              Iglinski, Peter

              • MA Linguistics, 2017. Senior Press Officer for Science and Public Media, University of Rochester

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              Kirshner, Scott

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              • MA student (Linguistics)

              Interests: Semantics/pragmatics; Sociolinguistics; The intersection of linguistics and cognitive science

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              Lee, Elizabeth

              • MS Computational Linguistics, 2019
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                Liu, Zhendong

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                • MS student (Computational Linguistics)
                • 515 Lattimore Hall

                Interests: Computational semantics; Lexical semantics; Syntax

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                Maxwell, Alexa

                • MA student (Linguistics)
                Joyce McDonough

                McDonough, Joyce

                • Professor, Department of Linguistics (On Sabbatical for 2021-22)

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                Interests: Phonetics, phonology and morphology and their interfaces; Laboratory phonology; Dene (Athabaskan) linguistics; Neural coding of vowels (w Laurel Carney)

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                Moon, Ellise

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                • PhD student (Linguistics and Philosophy)

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                Interests: Semantics; Philosophy of language; Abstraction; Countability

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                Okwaraji, Queenette

                • MA Language Documentation and Description, 2019

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                  Asia Pietraszko

                  Pietraszko, Asia

                  • Assistant Professor

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                  Interests: Syntax and morphology; Verbal morphosyntax in Bantu languages; Clausal architecture and phenomena underlying structure building

                  Omer Preminger

                  Preminger, Omer

                  • Visitor, 2020

                  Website

                  Interests: Predicate-argument agreement; Nominal case; The Person Case Constraint (PCC); Clitic doubling; Head movement; Ergativity

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                  Qing, Hongbin

                  • MS Computational Linguistics, 2021

                    Interests: Computational semantics; cognitive neuroscience

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                    Richter, Stephanie

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                    • PhD student (Linguistics and Computer Science)

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                    Interests: Computational syntax and semantics; Syntax-semantics interface; Discourse and pragmatics

                    Jeff Runner

                    Runner, Jeffrey T.

                    • Dean of the College in Arts, Sciences and Engineering
                    • Professor of Linguistics and Brain & Cognitive Sciences

                    Interests: Experimental Syntax; Syntactic/Linguistic Theory; Binding Theory; Syntax Processing; Phrase Structure; Syntax/Semantics Interface

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                    Professor Karl Sarvestani.

                    Sarvestani, Karl

                    • Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Linguistics

                    Interests: Phonetics; Experimental phonology; Southeast Asian languages; Language documentation

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                    Sherry, Amanda

                    • Administrative Assistant, Undergraduate and Graduate Coordinator
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                    Stewart, LaChelle

                    • MA Linguistics, 2020

                      Interests: Computational Linguistics

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                      Valinsky, Jack

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                      • MS student (Computational Linguistics)
                      • 515 Lattimore Hall

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                      Interests: Computational semantics; Linguistically inspired models of natural language understanding; Event semantics; Applications of category theory to formal semantics/syntax

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                      Vashishtha, Siddharth

                      • MS Computational Linguistics, 2019

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                        Wang, Dan

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                        • MS student (Computational Linguistics)

                        Interests: Knowledge extraction based on computational semantics ; Sentiment analysis ; Machine translation ; Automatic speech recognition from a spontaneous speech

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                        Wayne, Taylor

                        • MA Language Documentation and Description, 2021
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                          White, Aaron

                          • Assistant Professor, Department of Linguistics

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                          Interests: Computational psycholinguistics; Syntactic and semantic theory; First language acquisition

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                          Xu, Yuhang

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                          • PhD student (Linguistics and Brain and Cognitive Sciences)

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                          Yu, Jiaxing

                          • MA Linguistics, 2020

                            Interests: Syntax; Semantics; Second language acquisition

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                            Zhou, Yuyi

                            • MA Linguistics, 2019