People in Language and Social Context

Christine Beier

Chris Beier Assistant Adjunct Professor of Linguistics
Email: beiercm@berkeley.edu
Office: 1224 Dwinelle Hall
Research and teaching: Language endangerment, vitality, and revitalization; language documentation and description; Amazonian languages

Isaac L. Bleaman

Isaac Bleaman Assistant Professor of Linguistics
Email: bleaman@berkeley.edu
Office: 1216 Dwinelle Hall
Research and teaching:  Sociolinguistics, language variation and change, sociophonetics, sociosyntax, corpus methods, language contact, multilingualism, language planning, language and ethnicity, Yiddish, Jewish language varieties

William F. Hanks

William Hanks Berkeley Distinguished Professor in Linguistic Anthropology
Email: wfhanks@berkeley.edu
Office: 315 Anthropology and Art Practice Building
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: lhinton@berkeley.edu
Research: American Indian languages, endangered languages, language revitalization

Keith Johnson

Keith Johnson at a lecture podium, cropped Professor of Linguistics; Director, PhonLab; Chair, Department of Linguistics
Email: keithjohnson@berkeley.edu
Office: 1222 Dwinelle Hall
Research and teaching: Linguistic phonetics, psycholinguistics, neurophonetics

Lev Michael

Lev Michael Professor of Linguistics
Email: levmichael@berkeley.edu
Office: 1212 Dwinelle Hall
Research and teaching: Anthropological linguistics, typology, documentation and description of Amazonian languages, South American historical and contact linguistics, language revitalization

Graduate students

Edwin Ko

Edwin Ko Email: eddersko@berkeley.edu
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)

Samuel Liff

Samuel Liff Email: liff@berkeley.edu
Research interests: Computational linguistics, experimental methods, syntax, language attitudes, language varieties of the Jewish diaspora (especially Yiddish)

Tzintia Montano Ramirez

Tzintia Montano Ramirez Pronouns: she, her, hers
Email: cynthia.montano@berkeley.edu
Research interests: Otomanguean languages, especially Mixtec of Puebla

Emily Remirez

Emily Remirez Email: eremirez@berkeley.edu
Research interests: Sociocultural and interactional linguistics, lab phonetics and phonology (especially speech perception), identity construction

Allegra Robertson

Email: allegra_robertson@berkeley.edu
Research interests:
Language documentation and revitalization, Amazonian languages, bilingualism, fieldwork

Eric Wilbanks

Eric Wilbanks Email: wilbanks_eric@berkeley.edu
Research interests: Phonetics and phonology; sociophonetics; language variation and change; laboratory phonology; speech perception and production; Hispanic linguistics