People

Our lab includes the following linguists, and we welcome members of the Linguistic Anthropology Lab to our meetings as well.

Farrell Ackerman is a Professor in Linguistics. He is a morphologist and syntactician who has conducted research on Uralic languages, especially Tundra Nenets, as well as Moro, spoken in Sudan. He has been known to teach the graduate level Field Methods/Fieldwork classes.

Andres Aguilar is a third year student in Linguistics. He is a phonologist working on Nahuatl and other Uto-Aztecan languages. His research in Mexico has been supposed by a UC Mexus grant.


Gabriela Caballero is an Associate Professor in Linguistics. She is a phonologist and morphologist and conducts research on Uto-Aztecan languages, specializing in Choguita Raramuri. Her research is funded by an NSF DEL grant. She regularly teaches the graduate level Field Methods/Fieldwork classes.

Marc Garellek is an Assistant Professor in Linguistics. He is a phonetician who specializes in detailed phonetic analyses of a range of languages. He is currently working on an audio corpus of Hmong narratives, in collaboration with the Lao Hmong San Family Association, and supported by a Hellman Fellowship.

Kati Hout is a third year student in Linguistics. She is a phonologist and works on Mushunguli (Bantu, spoken in Somalia and diaspora communities in Kenya and U.S.) and Bari (Nilotic, spoken in South Sudan).


Anna Mai is a first year student in Linguistics. She is a phonologist interested in prosody and she is currently working on intonation in Tipai Kumiai, as part of the 2016 field methods class.


Rodolfo ("R.") Mata is a dissertating graduate student in Linguistics. He is interested in syntax and morphology, and has worked on GiTonga, Mixtec and Spanish. His dissertation investigates morphosyntactic features of the Spanish spoken by different populations in the Tijuana/San Diego area.

Justin McIntosh is a visiting scholar in Linguistics and a fieldworker specializing in Oto-Manguean languages. He completed his dissertation Aspects of Phonology and Morphology of Teotepec Eastern Chatino at UT Austin in 2015


Adam McCollum is a first year graduate student in Linguistics. He is a phonologist working on Turkic and Pamiri languages, especially Kazakh and Yazgulyami, the latter research supported by an NSF Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant.

Hope Morgan is a dissertating student in Linguistics and is interested in the linguistic structures of sign languages. Her dissertation work focuses on a phonological analysis of Kenyan Sign Language used in one particular region of Kenya (south Nyanza Province). Hope took part in the Anthropogeny program and her research has been supported by a fellowship from CARTA.

John Moore is a Professor in Linguistics. He works primarily on Spanish, particularly varieties spoken on the San Diego-Tijuana border. He directs the UCSD Heritage Language Program, and has collaborated with the UCSD Heritage Language Program Coordinator, Elham Sadegholvad, on a description of Heritage Persian.

Sharon Rose is a Professor in Linguistics. She is a phonologist who conducts research on Semitic languages of Ethiopia and Eritrea and the Kordofanian language, Moro, spoken in Sudan. She collaborates with phoneticians and syntacticians, and teaches Field Methods/Fieldwork (when Gaby is not doing it) and the undergraduate class Languages of Africa.

Alumni

  • Lucien Carroll (PhD 2015)
  • Carlos Cisneros (BA 2010) - now in PhD Linguistics program, University of Chicago
  • George Gibbard (MA 2007)
  • Peter Jenks (MA 2007) - Assistant Professor, Linguistics, UC Berkeley
  • Laura Kertz (PhD 2010)
  • Ryan Lepic (PhD 2015)
  • Andrew Strabone (BA 2010)
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