Core Faculty

  • Crystal Akers

    Online Program CoordinatorAdvisor for Speech and Hearing

    Title: Assistant Teaching Professor

    Contact: cakers (at) rutgers.edu

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

  • Akinbiyi Akinlabi

    Title: Professor

    Contact: Akinlabi (at) linguistics.rutgers.edu, 732-932-8432

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

  • Mark Baker

    Department Chair

    Title: Distinguished Professor

    Contact: mabaker (at) linguistics.rutgers.edu

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

  • José Camacho

    Title: Professor

    Contact: jcamacho (at) rutgers.edu

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

  • Simon Charlow

    Title: Assistant Professor

    Contact: simon.charlow(at)rutgers.edu

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

  • Veneeta Dayal 

    Undergraduate Program Director

    Title: Professor

    Contact: dayal (at) linguistics.rutgers.edu

    Interests: Semantics, syntax/semantics interface, Hindi & South Asian linguistics

  • Viviane Déprez

    Graduate Program Director

    Title: Professor

    Contact: deprez (at) linguistics.rutgers.edu

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

  • Adam Jardine

    Title: Assistant Professor

    Contact: adam.jardine (at) rutgers.edu

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

  • Troy Messick

    Title: Assistant Professor

    Contact: troy.messick (at) rutgers.edu

    Interests: Syntax, Morphology, pronouns, agreement and ellipsis

  • Ken Safir

    Title: Distinguished Professor

    Contact: safir (at) linguistics.rutgers.edu

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

  • Kristen Syrett

    Title: Associate Professor

    Contact: kristen.syrett (at) rutgers.edu

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

  • Bruce Tesar

    Title: Professor

    Contact: tesar (at) rutgers.edu

    Interests: Computational learning & parsing, Optimality Theory, phonology

Emerita/-us Faculty

  • Maria Bittner

    Title: Professor Emerita

    Contact: mbittner (at) linguistics.rutgers.edu

    Interests: Cross-linguistic semantics and pragmatics, discourse dynamics, Kalaallisut

  • Paul de Lacy

    Title: Professor Emeritus

    Contact: delacy (at) linguistics.rutgers.edu

    Interests: Phonology, morphology

  • Jane Grimshaw

    Title: Distinguished Professor Emerita

    Contact: grimshaw (at) linguistics.rutgers.edu

    Interests: Syntactic theory, lexical representation, Optimality Theory


  • Alan Prince

    Title: Board of Governors Professor Emeritus of Linguistics

    Contact: prince (at) ruccs.rutgers.edu

    Interests: Phonology, Optimality Theory, prosodic morphology