Jason Riggle

Jason Riggle

Associate Professor, Director of Language Modeling Lab, Department of Linguistcs and Humanities Collegiate Division
(773) 702-8528
Dr. Riggle works in phonology, morphology, and computational linguistics.

Salikoko S. Mufwene

Salikoko S. Mufwene

The Frank J. McLoraine Distinguished Service Professor, Department of Linguistics and Humanities Collegiate Division // Professor, Committee on Evolutionary Biology and Committee on the Conceptual and Historical Studies of Science
(773) 702-8531
Dr. 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 Merchant

Jason Merchant

Lorna Puttkammer Straus Professor, Department of Linguistics and Humanities Collegiate Division
(773) 702-8523
Dr. Merchant works in syntax, semantics, morphology, and their interfaces, with particular emphases on Germanic languages and Greek.

Chris Kennedy

Chris Kennedy

William H. Colvin Professor, Department of Linguistics and Humanities Collegiate Division
(773) 834-1988
Dr. Kennedy's research addresses topics in semantics and pragmatics, the syntax-semantics interface, and philosophy of language, and engages methodologically and theoretically with work in other areas of cognitive science.

Lenore A. Grenoble

Lenore A. Grenoble

John Matthews Manly Distinguished Service Professor and Chair, Department of Linguistics and Humanities Collegiate Division; Acting Director of Graduate Studies for Slavic Linguistics, Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures
(773) 702-0927
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.

John Goldsmith

John Goldsmith

Edward Carson Waller Distinguished Service Professor. Departments of Linguistics, Computer Science and Physical Science Collegiate Division, and Humanities Collegiate Division.
(773) 702-3681
Dr. Goldsmith is concerned with computational linguistics, phonological theory, Bantu languages, ASL, and French.

Anastasia Giannakidou

Anastasia Giannakidou

Professor. Department of Linguistics, and Humanities Collegiate Division.
(773) 834-9819
Dr. 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.

Susan Gal

Susan Gal

Mae & Sidney G. Metzl Distinguished Service Professor Departments of Anthropology, Linguistics, and Humanities Collegiate Division
(773) 702-2551
Dr. Gal's specializations are in the role of language in culture and society, in gender theory, and in language issues in Eastern Europe.

Victor A. Friedman

Victor A. Friedman

Professor Emeritus, 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

Itamar Francez

Itamar Francez

Assistant Professor, Department of Linguistics, and Humanities Collegiate Division
(773) 834-2366
Dr. Francez works on formal and lexical semantics as well as the syntax-semantics interface and philosophy of language.

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