Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences
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Chair: Andrew Simpson, Ph.D.
Distinguished Professor and Linda MacDonald Hilf Chair in Philosophy: James T. Higginbotham, Ph.D. (Philosophy)
Professors: Dani Byrd, Ph.D.; Louis Goldstein, Ph.D.; Audrey Li, Ph.D. (East Asian Languages and Cultures); Shrikanth (Shri) Narayanan, Ph.D. (Electrical Engineering and Industrial and Systems Engineering); Andrew Simpson, Ph.D.; Rachel Walker, Ph.D.; Maria Luisa Zubizarreta, Ph.D.; Bruce Zuckerman, Ph.D. (Religion)
Associate Professors: Elena Guerzoni, Ph.D.; Hajime Hoji, Ph.D.; Elsi Kaiser, Ph.D.; Toben Mintz, Ph.D. (Psychology); Roumyana Pancheva, Ph.D.; Barry Schein, Ph.D.
Assistant Professors: Khalil Isakrous, Ph.D.; Karen Jesney, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor (Teaching): Sandra Disner, Ph.D.
Emeritus Professor: Edward Finegan, Ph.D.*
The Linguistics Department offers undergraduate (B.A.) and graduate (M.A. and Ph.D.) programs. A wide range of courses allows students to study formal grammar (syntax, morphology, phonology, semantics); phonetics; psycholinguistics (natural language processing, first and second language acquisition, language disorders); sociolinguistics (discourse, quantitative approaches to style, linguistics and law); universals and typology; historical linguistics and Indo-European; East Asian linguistics (Chinese, Japanese, Korean); Germanic linguistics; Hispanic linguistics; Romance linguistics; Semitic linguistics; and Slavic linguistics.