Core Faculty

  • Adam Jardine

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    Title: Assistant Professor

    Contact: adam.jardine (at)

    Interests: Phonology, learning theory, computational linguistics, language documentation, typology, mathematical linguistics

    Office Hours Spring 2020:Wednesday 10:00am-11:00am

    Office: Room 205A


  • McCollum rutgers headshot

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    Title: Assistant Professor

    Contact: agm132 (at)

    Interests: Phonology, laboratory phonology, phonology-phonetics interface, fieldwork, language documentation, Central Asian and West African languages

    Office Hours Spring 2020: Monday and Thursday 10:00am-11:00am

    Office: Room 303

  • Akinbiyi Akinlabi


    Title: Professor

    Contact: Akinlabi (at), 732-932-8432

    Interests: Phonology, morphology, Optimality Theory, West African linguistics

    Office: Room 202


  • Bruce Tesar

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    Title: Professor

    Contact: tesar (at)

    Interests: Computational learning & parsing, Optimality Theory, phonology

    Office Hours Spring 2020: Wednesday 11:00am-12:00pm

    Office:Room 203

  • Crystal Akers

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    Online Program Coordinator
    Advisor for Speech and Hearing

    Title: Assistant Teaching Professor

    Contact:cakers (at)

    Interests: On-line pedagogy, linguistics curricular development, phonological learning

    Office Hours Spring 2020: Friday 1:00pm - 3:00pm and By appointment, using Google Hangouts or Skype. Check Canvas course site for availability on campus.

  • José Camacho

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    Title: Professor

    Contact: jcamacho (at)

    Interests: Spanish syntax, second language acquisition, language contact, Amazonian linguistics

    Office:  Room 5164 Academic Building 

  • Ken Safir

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    Title: Distinguished Professor

    Contact: safir (at)

    Interests: Syntactic theory, binding theory, Germanic and African linguistics

    Office:Room 106


  • Syrett

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    Undergraduate Program Director

    Title: Associate Professor

    Contact: kristen.syrett (at)

    Interests: Language acquisition, psycholinguistics, semantics, pragmatics, syntax/semantics interface

    Contact the UPD: undergrad (at) (Include your name and RU ID!)

    Office Hours Spring 2020: Tuesday 9:30 am - 11:30 am and by appointment (Appointments are necessary. No drop-ins!)

    Office:Room 304

    Lab: Laboratory for Developmental Language Studies (RuCCS, A102/A136)

  • dimperio

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    Title: Distinguished Professor

    Contact: mariapaola.dimperio (at)

    Interests: Laboratory phonology, phonetics, prosody

    Office: Room 204

  • Mark Baker

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    Department Chair

    Title: Distinguished Professor

    Contact: mabaker (at)

    Interests: Comparative syntax, linguistic universals, semantic roles, Amerindian and African languages

    Office Hours Spring 2020:

    Office: Room 109


  • Simon Charlow

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    Title:Assistant Professor


    Interests:Semantics, scope and quantification, syntax/semantics interface

    Office Hours Spring 2020: Wednesday 3:30-5:30 pm

    Office: Room 203A

  • Troy Messick

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    Title: Assistant Professor

    Contact: troy.messick (at)

    Interests: Syntax, Morphology, pronouns, agreement, ellipsis

    Office Hours Spring 2020: Monday and Wednesday 11:00am-12:00pm

    Office: Room 302


  •  Viviane Déprez

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    Graduate Program Director

    Title: Professor

    Contact: deprez (at)

    Interests: Comparative syntax, syntax/semantics interface, Romance and Creole languages

    Office Hours Spring 2020:

    Office:Room 201

    Lab:Comparative and Experimental Linguistics Lab

  •  yimei xiang

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    Title: Assistant Professor

    Contact: yimei.xiang (at)

    Interests: Semantics, Syntax-Semantics interface, Chinese & East Asian linguistics

    Office Hours Spring 2020:Wednesday 10:00am-12:00pm

    Office: Room 205