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Becker, Misha
Professor, Department Chair
Smith Building 109 & 301
mbecker@email.unc.edu
Ph.D. 2000, University of California, Los Angeles
Specialization: Language acquisition, language revitalization

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Hsu, Brian
Assistant Professor
Smith Building 105
hsub@email.unc.edu
Ph.D. 2016, University of Southern California
Specialization: Syntax, syntax-phonology interface

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Mora-Marín, David
Associate Professor, Interim Director of Undergraduate Studies, Summer School Administrator, OUR Liaison
Smith Building 307
davidmm@unc.edu
Ph.D. 2001, State University of New York at Albany
Specialization: Mayan languages and epigraphy, historical linguistics

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Moreton, Elliott
Associate Professor, Director of Graduate Studies and Graduate Admissions
Smith Building 101
moreton@email.unc.edu
Ph.D. 2002, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Specialization: Phonetics, phonology, inductive learning

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Pertsova, Katya
Associate Professor, Director of Undergraduate Studies and Honors Advisor
Smith Building 308
pertsova@email.unc.edu
Ph.D. 2007, University of California, Los Angeles
Specialization: Morphology, computational linguistics

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Roberge, Paul
Professor
Dey Hall 441
ptr@email.unc.edu
Ph.D. 1980, University of Michigan
Specialization: Historical linguistics, pidgins and creoles

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Smith, Jennifer
Associate Professor, Associate Chair
Smith Building 309
jlsmith@email.unc.edu
Ph.D. 2002, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Specialization: Phonology, Phonetics, Japanese Linguistics

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Terry, J. Michael
Associate Professor, Diversity Liaison
Smith Building 303
jmterry@unc.edu
Ph.D. 2003, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Specialization: Semantics, African-American English

Affiliated Faculty

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Butler, Becky
SASB North 0127
becky.butler@unc.edu
Ph.D. 2014, Cornell University
Specialization: Southeast Asian languages, phonology, ESL

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Frey, Benjamin
Greenlaw 215
benfrey@email.unc.edu
Ph.D. University of Wisconsin, Madison
Specialization: Cherokee, contact linguistics

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Hirotani, Masako
hirotani@email.unc.edu
Ph.D. 2005, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Specialization: Neurolinguistics

Lecturers

St. John, Julie
stjohn@email.unc.edu
Ph.D. 2004, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Specialization: General linguistics

Emeritus

 

Hendrick, Randy
Ph.D. 1979, University of California, Los Angeles
Specialization: Syntax

 

Melchert, H. Craig
melchert@humnet.ucla.edu
Ph.D. 1977, Harvard University
Specialization: Indo-European languages

Linguists and Language Scholars in Other Departments

Jennifer Arnold Psychology and Neuroscience; psychology and psycholinguistics
Uffe Bergeton Asian Studies, early Chinese language, history, and thought
Lucia Binotti Romance Studies; Spanish philology, cultural thought, linguistic historiography
Bruno Estigarribia Romance Studies; Spanish linguistics, language development and cognition
Nina Furry Romance Studies; French linguistics, French language pedagogy
Peter C. Gordon Psychology and Neuroscience; psychology of language
Lamar Graham Romance Studies; Spanish linguistics
Thomas  Hofweber Philosophy; philosophy of language, philosophy of mathematics, metaphysics
Joseph Lam Religious Studies; Hebrew and Semitic Languages, writing in the Ancient Near East
Wendan Li Asian Studies; Chinese linguistics discourse analysis, Chinese language pedagogy
Patrick O’Neill English and Comparative Literature; languages & literatures of Britain and Ireland, especially during the medieval period
Martha Ruiz-Garcia Romance Studies; Spanish linguistics
Gillian Russell Philosophy, philosophy of language and logic, epistemology
Patricia E. Sawin American Studies; ethnography of communication
Khalid Shahu Asian Studies; Arabic and Hispanic Luso-Brazilian languages and cultures