The Berkeley Linguistics Department is successful because faculty, staff, and graduate and undergraduate students work together in support of our shared goals. Collaborating with staff, faculty serve on department committees and in other leadership positions. Graduate students take the lead in organizing fora and research groups, and represent student interests on committees.

Department officers 2018-19

  • Chair: Keith Johnson
  • Head Graduate Adviser: Lev Michael
  • GSI Advisor: Line Mikkelsen (fall); Susanne Gahl (spring)
  • Head Undergraduate Advisor: Peter Jenks
  • Equity Advisor: Amy Rose Deal (fall); Eve Sweetser (spring)

Faculty and student committees 2018-19

  • ASL Program: Keith Johnson
  • Calques: Amy Rose Deal
  • Climate: Christine Beier (fall), Eve Sweetser (spring); Julia Nee, Emily Remirez
  • Colloquium: Larry Hyman, Susanne Gahl (spring); Madeline Bossi, Emily Drummond, Noah Hermalin 
  • Graduate Studies: Lev Michael (chair), Amy Rose Deal, Keith Johnson, Line Mikkelsen; Belén Flores
  • Oswalt Grants: Andrew Garrett (chair), Darya Kavitskaya, Richard Rhodes
  • Outreach & Fundraising: Keith Johnson, Richard Rhodes; Elizabeth Coyne
  • Research: Andrew Garrett (chair), Keith Johnson; Ronald Sprouse
  • Undergraduate Studies: Peter Jenks (chair), Susan Lin (spring), Richard Rhodes; Martine Alexander
  • Graduate student representatives to faculty meetings: Dmetri Hayes, Karee Garvin
  • Graduate Assembly student representative: TBA

Forum and group organizers 2018-19

  • CogNetwork: TBA
  • Fieldwork Forum (Fforum): Edwin Ko, Julia Nee; Andrew Garrett
  • Phonetics and Phonology Forum (Phorum): Myriam Lapierre, Eric Wilbanks; Jesse Zymet
  • Sociophonetic Research Exchange and Discussion (SPREAD): TBA
  • Syntax & Semantics Circle: Emily Clem, Tessa Scott; Line Mikkelsen (fall)
  • Society of Linguistics Undergraduate Students: TBA

Labs and research units

  • California Language Archive & Survey of California and Other Indian Languages: Andrew Garrett
  • Fieldwork Lab: Peter Jenks, Lev Michael
  • Language and Cognition Lab: Terry Regier
  • PhonLab: Keith Johnson; Ronald Sprouse