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David P. Birdsong

Professor |
(512) 471-7299 |
HRH 2.122

Education: Ph.D., Harvard University, Romance Languages and Literatures

Interests: second language acquisition, psycholinguistics, bilingualism, French linguistics

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Carl S. Blyth

Associate Professor |
(512) 232-2312 |
HRH 3.114C

Education: Ph.D., French Linguistics, Cornell University

Interests: Applied linguistics (instructional technology, corpus linguistics, pedagogical grammar); French sociolinguistics (style, stance and interaction); Discourse studies (narrative analysis, cultural scripts, indexicality)

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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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Joel Brereton

Professor |
512-475-6024 |
WCH 4.122

Education: PhD, Yale University

Interests: Sanskrit; Religious studies, Asian religions, Vedic studies

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Barbara E. Bullock

Professor |
(512) 471-9095 |
HRH 3.108B

Education: Ph.D., Linguistics, Delaware

Interests: Bilingualism and language contact, language variation and change, sociophonetics, computational and corpus linguistics

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Rebecca M. Callahan

Associate Professor |
(512) 471-8347 |
CLA 2.408H, SZB 436G

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

Interests: Bilingual Education, immigrant adolescents' academic preparation, language minority students and students identified with learning disabilities in the STEM pipeline, language policy in education, immigrant adolescents' civic development, the transition to young adulthood among immigrants

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Patience L. Epps

Associate Professor |
(512) 471-9015 |
CLA 4.736

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

Interests: Indigenous Amazonian languages, typology, language contact and language change, Amazonian prehistory

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Thomas Jesús Garza

Associate Professor |
(512) 232-9126 |
BUR 458

Education: Ed.D., Harvard University, 1987

Interests: Russian language teaching methodology/ Applied linguistics/ Contemporary Russian culture/ The Chechen wars / Post-Soviet youth culture/ Russian popular culture/ Contemporary Russian media/ Performing masculinity in Contemporary Russia & Mexico

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Zenzi M. Griffin

Professor |
(512) 232-8062 |
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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Courtney Handman

Assistant Professor |
(512) 471-0059 |
SAC 4.124

Education: Ph.D., University of Chicago

Interests: Linguistic anthropology, the anthropology of Christianity, translation, denominationalism, religion and media, Melanesia, Papua New Guinea, the Pacific

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Lars Hinrichs

Associate Professor |
(512) 471-8755 |
PAR 219

Education: Ph.D., 2006, English Linguistics, University of Freiburg

Interests: Sociolinguistics; anthropological linguistics; corpus linguistics, Pidgins and Creoles; computer-mediated communication

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Elaine K Horwitz

Professor |
(512) 232-4108 |
SZB 528

Interests: Foreign language anxiety; learner beliefs about language learning, language learning strategies

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Elizabeth L. Keating

Professor |
(512) 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, computer-mediated interaction, multimodal communication, visual anthropology; Oceania, Micronesia, US

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Orlando R. Kelm

Associate Professor |
(512) 232-4534 |
MEZ 4.146

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

Interests: The teaching of foreign language for professional purposes, Use of technology in foreign language education, Portuguese and Spanish phonetics, Applied linguistics

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Su Yeong Kim

Professor |
(512) 471-5524 |
SEA 2.322G

Education: Ph.D. Human Development and Family Sciences, University of California, Davis

Interests: Mexican American and Chinese American families and immigration, acculturation, language brokering, parenting, depressive symptoms, school achievement, measurement invariance

Sara E Kimball

Associate Professor |
(512) 471-8363 |
PAR 108

Education: Ph.D., 1983, Linguistics, University of Pennsylvania

Interests: Hittitology; Hittite and Indo-European languages; historical linguistics; lexicography; language and gender; history of literacy

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Dale A. Koike

Professor |
(512) 232-4508 |
BEN 3.108

Education: Ph.D., University of New Mexico, Albuquerque

Interests: Pragmatics in Native and Non-native Talk; Second and Third Language Acquisition; Interaction in SLA; Heritage Language Learners

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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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Belem López

Assistant Professor |
(512) 471-2415 |
GWB 2.308

Education: Ph.D., Texas A&M University

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Deirdre B Mendez

Associate Director, Center for Global Business; Lecturer |
(512) 471-8031 |
CBA 3.252

Education: PhD, The University of Texas at Austin

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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

Interests: Comparative Semitic Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax, Languages in Contact, Linguistic Methodology

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Elizabeth D Peña

Professor, George Christian Centennial Professor in Communication |
(512) 471-2690 |
CMA 4.114B

Education: Ph.D., Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences, Temple University

Interests: bilingual language acquisition, second language acquisition, language impairment, non-biased assessment, between-language transfer in intervention

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Marc Pierce

Associate Professor |
(512) 232-6360 |
BUR 358

Education: Ph.D, Germanic Linguistics, University of Michigan

Interests: Historical linguistics, Germanic linguistics and philology, history of linguistics, phonology, Scandinavian studies

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David Quinto-Pozos

Associate Professor |
(512) 471-9030 |
RLP 4.714

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

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Esther Raizen

Associate Professor |
GEB 3.212

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

Interests: Modern & classical Hebrew language, linguistics & literature; Hebrew as a foreign language; Jewish history & culture; Computer-assisted instruction & computational linguistics

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Erin M. Rodríguez

Assistant Professor |
(512) 471-0283 |
SZB 254E

Interests: Dr. Rodriguez's areas of interest and expertise include: pediatric chronic illness (e.g., cancer, asthma) and health disparaties; developmental processes in stress and coping; linguistic and cultural factors in mental health

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Sergio Romero

Associate Professor |
(512) 232-4532 |
BEN 4.104

Education: Ph.D. Linguistics, University of Pennsylvania

Interests: Language variation and change; language contact; new dialect formation; deixis, discourse and social hierarchies; linguistic anthropology, language and ritual, Mayan languages, Nahuatl.

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Cinzia Russi

Associate Professor |
(512) 471-7024 |
HRH 3.110B

Education: Ph.D., 2003, Linguistics, University of Washington

Interests: Historical linguistics, Grammaticalization, Aspectualizers, Morphosyntax, Morphology, Italian Dialects, Comparative Romance Linguistics, Cognitive Grammar, Pragmatics, Lexical Semantics

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Sandro Sessarego

Associate Professor |
(512) 232-2283 |
BEN 3.138

Education: Ph.D., The Ohio State University

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Rajka Smiljanic

Associate Professor |
(512) 471-9029 |
CLA 4.724

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

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Sandra B Straubhaar

Senior Lecturer |
(512) 232-6365 |
BUR 316

Education: Ph.D. in German Studies and Humanities, Stanford University

Interests: Medieval Scandinavia, Postmodern Medievalism, historical linguistics

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Almeida Jacqueline Toribio

Professor |
(512) 471-4936 |
BEN 3.150

Education: Ph.D., 1993, Linguistics, Cornell University

Interests: Bilingualism and Language Contact, Morphology, Syntax, Sociolinguistics, Caribbean Studies, US Latino and Border Studies, Afro-Latin American and African Studies

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Anthony K. Webster


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

Interests: Linguistic anthropology, ethnopoetics, Athabaskan languages, translation, linguistic relativity, moral imagination

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Anthony C. Woodbury

Professor |
(512) 471-1701 |
CLA 4.728

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

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