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Primary Faculty

Maya Abtahian

Abtahian, Maya Ravindranath

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Linguistics
  • Undergraduate Advisor

Interests: Sociolinguistics and language variation

Solveiga Armoskaite

Armoskaite, Solveiga

  • Assistant Professor


Interests: Syntax; Morphosyntax; Gender; Grammatical categories; Language documentation

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Asudeh, Ash

  • Professor
  • Director, Center for Language Sciences


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

Greg Carlson

Carlson, Greg

  • Professor Emeritus of Linguistics

Interests: Semantic Theory; Psycholinguistics; Discourse

Sasha Eloi

Eloi, Sasha

  • Instructor, Linguistics
Scott Grimm

Grimm, Scott

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Linguistics
  • Director of Graduate StudiesDirector of Quantitative Semantics Lab


Nadine Grimm

Grimm, Nadine

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

Interests: Descriptive Linguistics; Language documentation and description; Fieldwork; African languages; Typology; Language contact; Language contact and change

Joyce McDonough

McDonough, Joyce

  • Professor and Chair, Department of Linguistics


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

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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White, Aaron

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Linguistics


Interests: computational psycholinguistics, syntactic and semantic theory, first language acquisition.