Current Faculty

Contact Information Position Area
Karlos Arregi
(773) 702-8528

Rosenwald 205A
Associate Professor, Department of Linguistics, and Humanities Collegiate Division Mr. Arregi's interests include syntax, syntax-semantics, syntax-phonology interfaces, and morphology. He also specializes in Basque and Romance Linguistics.
Diane Brentari
(773) 702-5725

Rosenwald 205D
Professor, Department of Linguistics, and Humanities Collegiate Division Ms. Brentari’s research addresses issues in sign language grammars, particularly problems at the intersection of morphology, phonology, and prosody. Her work has primarily focused on sign language phonology as a way to understand the effects of communication mode (or modality) on language, as well as the flexibility of the human language capacity in constructing spoken and signed languages.
Amy Dahlstrom
(773) 854-9910

Rosenwald 224B
Associate Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies, Department of Linguistics and Humanities Collegiate Division. Ms. Dahlstrom works on American Indian languages, especially Algonquian languages. She is also involved in work on Lexical Functional Grammar and discourse structure.
Itamar Francez
(773) 834-2366

Rosenwald 229D
Assistant Professor, Department of Linguistics, and Humanities Collegiate Division Mr. Francez works on formal and lexical semantics as well as the syntax-semantics interface and philosophy of language.
Victor A. Friedman
(773) 702-0866

Wieboldt 405
Andrew W. Mellon Distinguished Service Professor, Department of Linguistics and Humanities Collegiate Division Mr. Friedman's research addresses issues in Balkan linguistics, Caucasian linguistics, Slavic linguistics, areal linguistics, contact linguistics, sociolinguistics, grammatical categories
Susan Gal
(773) 702-2551

Haskell 237
Mae & Sidney G. Metzl Distinguished Service Professor Departments of Anthropology, Linguistics, and Humanities Collegiate Division Ms. Gal's specializations are in the role of language in culture and society, in gender theory, and in language issues in Eastern Europe.
Anastasia Giannakidou
(773) 834-9819

Rosenwald 201A
Professor. Department of Linguistics, and Humanities Collegiate Division. Ms. Giannakidou works on formal semantics, syntax, pragmatics, and their interfaces, with emphasis on variation in meaning and form across and within languages. She studies Greek, Germanic, and Romance languages, and has also been involved in studies of Chinese, Basque, and Korean. Currently, she studies the linguistic properties of home sign systems with colleagues in the Psychology department, and is interested in the properties of bilingual language acquisition and education.
John Goldsmith
(773) 702-3681

Rosenwald 201B
Edward Carson Waller Distinguished Service Professor. Departments of Linguistics, Computer Science and Physical Science Collegiate Division, and Humanities Collegiate Division. Mr. Goldsmith is concerned with computational linguistics, phonological theory, Bantu languages, ASL, and French.
Yaroslav Gorbachov
(773) 702-6897

Rosenwald 229C
Assistant Professor, Department of Linguistics, and Humanities Collegiate Division Historical Slavic, Baltic, and Indo-European linguistics (in particular, verb morphology), Balto-Slavic accentology
Lenore A. Grenoble
(773) 702-0927

Wieboldt 401
John Matthews Manly Distinguished Service Professor, Department of Linguistics and Humanities Collegiate Division Lenore Grenoble specializes in Slavic and Arctic Indigenous languages, and is currently conducting fieldwork on Evenki (Tungusic) in Siberia, Kalaallisut (West Greenlandic, Inuit) in Greenland, and Wolof (Niger-Congo) in Senegal. Her research focuses on the study of contact linguistics and language shift, discourse and conversation analysis, deixis, and issues in the study of language endangerment, attrition, and revitalization.
Chris Kennedy
(773) 834-1988

Rosenwald 205E
Professor and Chair. Department of Linguistics, and Humanities Collegiate Division Mr. Kennedy's research addresses issues in syntax, semantics, pragmatics and the philosophy of language, and he is also engaged in work on language processing and acquisition.
Greg Kobele
(773) 834-4607

Rosenwald 229B
Neubauer Family Assistant Professor. Computation Institute, Department of Linguistics, and Humanities Collegiate Division Mr. Kobele works on syntax and semantics, in particular from a computational and mathematical perspective.
Jason Merchant
(773) 702-8523

Rosenwald 205C
Professor, Department of Linguistics and Humanities Collegiate Division Mr. Merchant's interests are in syntax, semantics, and typology, with particular emphasis on Greek and the Germanic languages.
Salikoko S. Mufwene
(773) 702-8531

Wieboldt 411
Frank J. McLoraine Distinguished Service Professor, Department of Linguistics and Humanities Collegiate Division Mr. Mufwene studies language evolution, with special attention to creole language varieties, African-American English, and colonial Englishes. He has also worked on semantics, lexicography, pragmatics, and Bantu morphosyntax.
Jason Riggle
(773) 702-8528

Rosenwald 229A
Associate Professor, Director of Language Modeling Lab, Department of Linguistcs and Humanities Collegiate Division Mr. Riggle works in phonology, morphology, and computational linguistics.
Michael Silverstein
(773) 702-7713

Haskel Hall 313
Charles F. Grey Distinguished Service Professor. Departments: Anthropology, Linguistics, Psychology, and the Humanities Collegiate Division, and Committee on Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities Mr. Silverstein works on American Indian languages, Australian languages, cultural semiotics, and cognition.
Ming Xiang
(773) 702-8023

Rosenwald 205B
Assistant Professor. Department of Linguistics, and Humanities Collegiate Division Ms. Xiang works in sentence processing and experimental syntax and semantics.
Alan C. L. Yu
(773) 702-8522

Rosenwald 205F
Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies, Department of Linguistics, and Humanities Collegiate Division Mr. Yu works on phonological theory, language variation and change, morphology, phonetics, psycholinguistics, Native American languages and Cantonese.