Core Faculty

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    Title: Assistant Professor


    dorothy.ahn (at) rutgers.edu

    Interests: Semantics, pragmatics, psycholinguistics, language acquisition, syntax/semantics mapping

    Office Hours Fall 2020: Thursday 11:10am-12:00pm and by appointment (All office hours via Zoom)

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    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

    Office Hours Fall 2020: Meeting online on Thursdays from 11:00am -12:00 pm, and by appointment. Students can access the office hours meeting link from the course Canvas site.


    Title: Professor

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

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

    Office: Room 202

    Office Hours Fall 2020: Friday 2:30pm-4:00pm (All office hours via Zoom)

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    Department Chair

    Title: Distinguished Professor

    Contact: mabaker (at) linguistics.rutgers.edu

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

    Office: Room 109


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    Graduate Program Director

    Title: Associate Professor

    Contact: simon.charlow(at)rutgers.edu

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

    Office: Room 203A

    Office Hours Fall 2020: Thursday 2:00-3:00pm (instructor office hours); 3:00-4:00pm (GPD office hours). All office hours via Zoom (email to request link)

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    Title: Professor

    Contact: deprez (at) linguistics.rutgers.edu

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

    Office: Room 201

    Lab: Comparative and Experimental Linguistics Lab

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    Title: Distinguished Professor

    Contact: mariapaola.dimperio (at) rutgers.edu

    Interests: Laboratory phonology, phonetics, prosody

    Office: Room 204

    Office Hours Fall 2020: Thursday 6:00pm-7:00pm and by appointment (All office hours via Zoom)

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    Title: Assistant Professor

    Contact: adam.jardine (at) rutgers.edu

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

    Office: Room 205A


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    Title: Assistant Professor

    Contact: agm132 (at) linguistics.rutgers.edu

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

    Office: Room 303

    Office Hours Fall 2020: Monday and Thursday 12:00pm-1:30pm and by appointment (All office hours via Zoom)

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    Title: Assistant Professor

    Contact: troy.messick (at) rutgers.edu

    Interests: Syntax, Morphology, pronouns, agreement, ellipsis

    Office: Room 302


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    Title: Distinguished Professor

    Contact: safir (at) linguistics.rutgers.edu

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

    Office: Room 106


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    Undergraduate Program Director

    Title: Associate Professor

    Contact: kristen.syrett (at) rutgers.edu

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

    Contact the UPD: undergrad (at) linguistics.rutgers.edu (Include your name and RU ID!)

    Office: Room 304

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

    Office Hours Fall 2020:  All Virtual and *by appointment*, Students must email first. (No drop ins).

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    Title: Professor

    Contact: tesar (at) rutgers.edu

    Interests: Computational learning & parsing, Optimality Theory, phonology

    Office: Room 203

    Office Hours Fall 2020: Tuesday 4:30pm-5:30pm and Thursday 11:00am-12:00pm (All office hours via Zoom)


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    Title: Assistant Professor

    Contact: yimei.xiang (at) rutgers.edu

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

    Office: Room 205

    Office Hours Fall 2020: Wednesday 10:00am-11:00am (All office hours via Zoom)

Emerita/-us Faculty

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    Title: Professor

    Dr. Camacho is now at the University of Illinois at Chicago

    Contact: jcamacho (at) uic.edu

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

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    Title: Distinguished Professor Emerita

    Dr. Dayal is now at Yale University.

    Contact: veneeta.dayal (at) yale.edu

    Interests: Semantic theory, Cross-Linguistic Semantics, Syntax-Semantics Interface

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    Title: Professor Emerita

    Contact: mbittner (at) linguistics.rutgers.edu

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

  • Title: Professor Emeritus

    Interests: Phonology, morphology

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    Title: Distinguished Professor Emerita

    Contact: grimshaw (at) linguistics.rutgers.edu

    Interests: Syntactic theory, lexical representation, Optimality Theory


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    Title: Board of Governors Professor Emeritus of Linguistics

    Contact: prince (at) ruccs.rutgers.edu

    Interests: Phonology, Optimality Theory, prosodic morphology