People in Language and Social Context

Christine Beier

Chris Beier Assistant Adjunct Professor of Linguistics
Email: beiercm@berkeley.edu
Office: 1311 Dwinelle Hall
Research and teaching: Language endangerment, documentation, and revitalization; Amazonian languages
Spring 2018: Not teaching

William F. Hanks

William Hanks Berkeley Distinguished Professor in Linguistic Anthropology
Email: wfhanks@berkeley.edu
Office: 315 Kroeber
Research and teaching: 
The organization and dynamics of routine language use, Shamanism, and colonial history of Yucatan; Mayan languages; semantics and pragmatics, especially deictic systems

Leanne Hinton

Leanne Hinton Professor Emerita of Linguistics
Email: hinton@berkeley.edu
Research: American Indian languages, endangered languages, language revitalization

Keith Johnson

Keith Johnson Professor of Linguistics; Director, PhonLab
Email: keithjohnson@berkeley.edu
Office: 1222 Dwinelle Hall
Research and teaching: Linguistic phonetics, phonetic neuroscience, psycholinguistics
2017-18: On sabbatical leave 

Lev Michael

Lev Michael Associate Professor of Linguistics; Head Graduate Adviser, Department of Linguistics
Email: levmichael@berkeley.edu
Office: 1212 Dwinelle Hall
Research and teaching: Anthropological linguistics, language typology, Amazonian documentary, descriptive, and comparative linguistics, language contact, grammar and interaction, prosodic systems and verbal art, language endangerment and revitalization
Spring 2018: Linguistics 100, 240B

Graduate students

Kenneth Baclawski Jr.

Kenny Baclawski Email: kbaclawski@berkeley.edu
Office: 1314 Dwinelle

Research interests: Syntax, sociolinguistics, Southeast Asian and Chamic linguistics

Auburn Barron-Lutzross

Auburn Barron-Lutzross Email: alutzross@berkeley.edu
Office: 50 Dwinelle

Research interests: Experimental phonetics, sociophonetics, phonetics of gender and sexuality, psycholinguistics, accommodation and convergence, speech and aging, signed languages structure and prosody

Andrew Cheng

Andrew Cheng Email: andrewcheng@berkeley.edu
Office: 1307 Dwinelle
Research interests: Language documentation, experimental phonetics, sociolinguistics
Fall 2017 teaching: Linguistics 110

Meg Cychosz

Meg Cychosz Email: mcychosz@berkeley.edu
Office: 1307 Dwinelle
Research interests: (Socio)phonetics, psycholinguistics: especially bilingual and L2 phonological acquisition
Fall 2017 teaching: Linguistics 130

Erin Donnelly

Erin Donnelly Email: edonnelly@berkeley.edu
Research interests: Sociolinguistics, historical linguistics, phonology, descriptive linguistics, language documentation

Edwin Ko

Edwin Ko Email: eddersko@berkeley.edu
Office: TBA

Research interests: Syntax, semantics, morphosyntax, language variation and change, historical and comparative linguistics, language documentation and revitalization, Alaska Native and Native American languages (especially Aleut, Crow, Hidatsa, and Northern Pomo)

Kelsey Neely

Kelsey Neely Email: kelsey.neely@berkeley.edu
Research interests: Language documentation, Amazonian linguistics, morphosyntax, language contact. Yaminawa, Nahua (Yora), Yanomami, Máíhɨ̀kì

Emily Remirez

Emily Remirez Email: eremirez@berkeley.edu
Office: 1305 Dwinelle
Research interests: Sociocultural and interactional linguistics, lab phonetics and phonology (especially speech perception), identity construction
Fall 2017 teaching: Linguistics 5

Eric Wilbanks

Eric Wilbanks Email: wilbanks_eric@berkeley.edu
Office: 1305 Dwinelle
Research interests: Phonetics and phonology; sociophonetics; language variation and change; laboratory phonology; speech perception and production; Hispanic linguistics
Fall 2017 teaching: Linguistics 5