Linguistics Faculty

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Baertsch, Karen S., Associate Professor, Ph.D., Indiana University, 2002. Phonology, phonetics, historical linguistics, dialects, Central Asian languages.

Lakshmanan, Usha, Professor, Ph.D., University of Michigan, 1989; 1990. First and second language acquisition, psycholinguistics, syntactic theory, Tamil syntax.

Martin, Katherine I., Associate Professor, Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh, 2015. Second language acquisition, reading and literacy, vocabulary learning, morphological awareness, crosslinguistic transfer, English as a second language.

McCrocklin, Shannon M., Assistant Professor, Ph.D., Iowa State University, 2014. Second language phonology and pronunciation.

Olsen, Michael Lee, Assistant Professor of Practice, Ph.D., University of Georgia, 2021.

Punske, Jeffrey, Associate Professor, Ph.D., University of Arizona, 2012. Theoretical syntax, morphology, and semantics.

Toyosaki, Satoshi, Professor, Ph.D., Southern Illinois University Carbondale, 2005. Intercultural communication, ethnography of communication, discourse analysis.

Emeriti Faculty 

Angelis, Paul J., Associate Professor, Emeritus, Ph.D., Georgetown University, 1968.

Brutten, Sheila R., Associate Professor, Emerita, M.A., Southern Illinois University Carbondale, 1965.

Charkova, Krassimira, Senior Lecturer, Emerita, Ph.D., Southern Illinois University Carbondale, 2001.

Dotson, John E., Professor, Emeritus, Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University, 1969.

Friedenberg, Joan, Professor, Emerita, Ph.D., University of Illinois, 1979.

Gilbert, Glenn G., Professor, Emeritus, Ph.D., Harvard University, 1963.

Halliday, Laura J., Clinical Professor, Emerita, Ph.D., Southern Illinois University Carbondale, 2005.

Montavon, Mary V., Lecturer, Emerita, Ph.D., University of Illinois, 2003.

Perkins, Allen Kyle, Professor, Emeritus, Ph.D., University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, 1976.