School of Interdisciplinary Studies Linguistics

Faculty in Linguistics

Myrdene Anderson  

Myrdene Anderson

Associate Professor of Anthropology and Linguistics

Research interests: semiotics, ethnolinguistics, sociolinguistics 

myanders@purdue.edu 

Elena Benedicto

Associate Professor of English and Linguistics

Research interests: theoretical syntax and syntax-semantics interface, indigenous and endangered languages, generative grammar

ebenedi@purdue.edu 

personal website

Margie Berns

Professor of English and Linguistics

Research interests: sociolinguistics, world Englishes

berns@purdue.edu 


Robert Channon

Associate Professor of Russian and Linguistics

Research interests: Indo-European languages, historical linguistics

robertchannonomni@gmail.com  

Alejandro Cuza

Professor of Spanish and Linguistics, Director of Linguistics

Research interests: Second language acquisition, bilingualism, Spanish morphosyntax and semantics, psycholinguistics

Lori A. Czerwionka

Associate Professor of Spanish and Linguistics

Research interests: pragmatics, discourse, sociolinguistics, second language acquisition 

czerwionka@purdue.edu

personal website

Olga Dmitrieva

Assistant Professor of Russian and Linguistics

Research interests: theoretical and laboratory phonology, acoustic phonetics, crosslinguistic speech perception, language interference in SLA

odmitrie@purdue.edu

personal website

Alexander Francis

Associate Professor of Linguistics and Speech, Language, & Hearing Sciences

Research interests: speech perception and production, psychoacoustics, acoustic phonetics, speech technology and speech synthesis development

francisa@purdue.edu

Elaine Francis

Associate Professor of English and Linguistics

Research interests: syntax, semantics, language processing, grammatical categories, autolexical grammar, Cantonese

ejfranci@purdue.edu

personal website

Atsushi Fukada

Professor of Japanese and Linguistics

Research interests: Japanese linguistics, computer-assisted language learning, foreign language education, pragmatics

afukada@purdue.edu 

April Ginther

Associate Professor of Linguistics and English; Director of OEPP

Research interests: language testing and measurement, ESL

aginther@purdue.edu

Shaun Hughes

Professor of Linguistics and English; Director of English Language and Linguistics

Research interests: Old Norse/Icelandic, Old and Middle English, historical linguistics, postcolonial and world literatures

sfdh@purdue.edu

Natalya Kaganovich

Associate Professor of Linguistics and Speech, Language, & Hearing Sciences

Research interests: audiovisual processing, developmental language disorders, language acquisition

kaganovi@purdue.edu

SLHS website

Laurence Leonard

Distinguished Professor of Linguistics and Speech, Language, & Hearing Sciences

Research interests: language development, language disorders in children

SLHS website

Colleen Neary-Sundquist

Associate Professor of Spanish and Linguistics

Research interests: applied linguistics, second language acquisition

cnearysu@purdue.edu

 

Mary Niepokuj

Associate Professor of English and Linguistics; Graduate Director for Linguistics

Research interests: phonology, theory of historical change, Indo-European language and literature, Celtic, Germanic and Indic languages

niepokuj@purdue.edu 

Daniel J. Olson

Assistant Professor of Spanish and Linguistics

Research interests: phonetics and phonology, bilingualism, language contact, code switching, psycholinguistics and neurolinguistics

olson42@purdue.edu 

personal website

Victor Raskin

Distinguished Professor in Linguistics and English

Research interests: computational and mathematical linguistics, computational semantics, humor, natural language processing

vraskin@purdue.edu

personal website

Felicia Roberts

Professor of Linguistics and Communication; Associate Head the Brian Lamb School of Communication

Research interests: conversation analysis, doctor-patient encounters, perception of non-standard speakers, language variation

froberts@purdue.edu

personal website

Amanda Seidl

Professor of Linguistics and Speech, Language, & Hearing Sciences

Research interests: language acquisition, African linguistics, Bantu, phonology-syntax interface, intonation

aseidl@purdue.edu 

SLHS website

personal website

Tony Silva

Professor of English and Linguistics

Research interests: second language writing, TESOL

tony@purdue.edu

Jeffrey Siskind

Associate Professor of Linguistics and Electrical and Computer Engineering

Research interests: artificial intelligence, cognitive science, computational linguistics, programming languages

qobi@purdue.edu 

Electrical and Computer Engineering website

personal website

Jessica Sturm

Associate Professor of French and Applied Linguistics

Research interests: French phonetics and pronunciation, second language acquisition, pedagogy, L2 pronunciation, L2 classroom technology

jsturm@purdue.edu 

personal website

John Sundquist

Associate Professor of German and Linguistics; Chair of German & Russian

Research interests: historical Germanic linguistics, syntax and morphology; language acquisition and change; second language acquisition theory

jsundqui@purdue.edu 

personal website

Mariko Moroishi Wei

Associate Professor of Japanese and Linguistics

Research interests: Japanese, second language acquisition, language pedagogy, psycholinguistics

moroishi@purdue.edu

Ronnie Wilbur

Professor of Linguistics and Speech, Language & Hearing Sciences 

Research interests: ASL, prosody-syntax-pragmatics interface, language and deafness, nonmanual markers

wilbur@purdue.edu 

SLHS webpage


 
 
 

Emeriti 


Becky Brown

Professor Emeritus of Linguistics

bbrown@purdue.edu

Robert Hammond

Professor Emeritus of Linguistics and Romance Languages

hammond@purdue.edu 



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