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David I. Beaver

Professor, Director of the Cognitive Science Program |
CLA 4.708

Education: PhD, Edinburgh

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Nora C. England

Dallas TACA Centennial Professor in the Humanities |
+1-512-471-9014 |
CLA 4.732

Education: Ph.D., University of Florida

Interests: linguistic description, grammar writing, language and identity, language politics, language ideologies, Mayan linguistics, American languages

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Patience L. Epps

Professor |
+1-512-471-9015 |
CLA 4.736

Education: Ph.D., Linguistic Anthropology, University of Virginia

Ian Hancock

Harold C. and Alice T. Nowlin Regents Professor in Liberal Arts |
+1-512-232-7684 |
PAR 110/CAL 501

Education: Ph.D., London University

Interests: Romani; Creole; English; Human rights

Hans Kamp

Visiting Professor |
+1-512-471-4880 |
CLA 4.704

Education: PhD, University of California at Los Angeles

Interests: Language and Thought, Philosophy of Language (Propositional Attitudes)

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Richard P. Meier

Department Chair and Robert D. King Centennial Professor of Liberal Arts |
+1-512-471-9031 |
CLA 4.720

Education: Ph.D., University of California, San Diego

Interests: Linguistics of signed languages, American Sign Language, first language acquisition

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Scott P. Myers

Professor |
+1-512-471-9032 |
CLA 4.726

Education: Ph.D., University of Massachusetts at Amherst

Interests: Bantu languages

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Harvey M. Sussman

R. P. Doherty, Sr. Centennial Professorship in Communication |
+1-512-471-9002 |
CLA 4.730

Education: Ph.D., University of Wisconsin (Madison)

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Stephen M. Wechsler

Professor |
+1-512-471-9026 |
CLA 4.702

Education: Ph.D., Stanford University

Interests: Syntactic theory, word meaning, grammatical agreement, and self-reference.

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Anthony C. Woodbury

Professor |
CLA 4.728

Education: Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley

Associate Professors

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John T. Beavers

Associate Professor and Undergraduate Faculty Advisor |
+1-512-232-7683 |
CLA 4.706

Education: Ph.D., Stanford University

Interests: Syntax, Semantics, Lexical Semantics

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Megan J. Crowhurst

Associate Professor |
512.471.9027 |
CLA 4.712

Education: Ph.D., University of Arizona

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Katrin E. Erk

Associate Professor |
CLA 4.734

Education: Ph.D., Saarland University, Germany

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David Quinto-Pozos

Associate Professor |
+1-512-471-9030 |
CLA 4.714

Education: Ph.D., The University of Texas at Austin

Interests: developmental signed language disorders, constructed action, language contact, signed-spoken language interpretation

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Rajka Smiljanic

Associate Professor |
+1-512-471-9029 |
CLA 4.724

Education: Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Assistant Professors

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Danny Law

Assistant Professor |
CLA 4.432

Education: Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin

Interests: Historical Linguistics, Language Contact, Mayan Languages, Writing Systems

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Jessy Li

Assistant Professor |
CLA 4.728

Education: Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania

Senior Lecturers

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Franky L. Ramont

Faculty |
512-410-1607 |
CLA 4.622

Education: MA - Deaf Education, University of Texas

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Deborah E. White

Senior Lecturer |
CLA 4.620

Education: MA, Gallaudet University


Leslie Hussey

Lecturer |
CLA 4.624

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Suzanne V.H. van der Feest

Research Associate & Lecturer |
CLA 4.430

Education: Ph.D., University of Nijmegen, the Netherlands

Interests: Language Development, Infant (and Adult) Speech Perception, Psycholinguistics, Phonology, Phonetics

Michael Francis Wynne Jr

Lecturer |
CLA 4.626

Education: MA, The University of Texas at Austin

Associated Faculty in Other Departments

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Hans C. Boas

Professor; Raymond Dickson, Alton C. Allen and Dillon Anderson Centennial Professor; Director, Linguistics Research Center; Director, Texas German Dialect Project |
512 232 6358 |
BUR 328

Education: Ph.D., Linguistics, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Interests: Syntax, Lexical Semantics, Computational Lexicography, Language Contact & Variation, Contrastive Linguistics, Corpus Linguistics, Pragmatics, Morphology, Endangered Languages, Phonology

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Bharath Chandrasekaran

Associate Professor |
512 471 2035 |
CMA 4.120A

Education: Ph.D., Purdue University

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Zenzi M. Griffin

Professor - Department of Psychology |
SEA 5.214

Education: Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Interests: Language production, speech errors, personal names, and psycholinguistics

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Elizabeth L. Keating

Professor |
471-8518 |
SAC 4.156

Education: Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles

Interests: Linguistic Anthropology, Language and Status, American Sign Language, New Communication Technologies, Multimodal Communication, Visual Anthropology

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Na'ama Pat-El

Associate Professor |
512 232 8292 |
CAL 501C

Education: Ph.D., 2008, Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations (Semitic Philology), Harvard University

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Anthony K. Webster


Education: Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin

Professors Emeriti

John Bordie

Professor Emeritus

Education: PhD, University of Texas at Austin

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Robert King

Audre and Bernard Rapoport Regents Chair Emeritus of Jewish Studies and Distinguished Teaching Professor Emeritus

Education: PhD, University of Wisconsin

Interests: Historical linguistics; DNA and the origins of spoken language; language and politics;language and people issues.

Bjorn E. Lindblom

Professor Emeritus

Education: Fil dr (= Ph.D.), Lund University

Robert E. Wall

Professor Emeritus

Education: Ph.D., Harvard University

In Memoriam

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Robert T. Harms

Professor Emeritus

Education: Ph.D., University of Chicago

Carlota S. Smith


Education: Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania