Susan Brown

Susan Windisch Brown

Associate Director of CLASIC • Lecturer
Linguistics
Susan Windisch Brown is the Associate Director of CLASIC (Computational Linguistics, Analytics, Search and Informatics), the professional M.S. in computational linguistics at the University of Colorado, and also serves as a lecturer and research associate in the Computer Science and Linguistics Departments. After receiving her Ph.D. in Cognitive Science and in Linguistics from the University of Colorado in 2010, she worked as a postdoc at the University of Florence. Her...
Andrew Cowell

Andrew Cowell

Professor
Andrew Cowell received his PhD from UC Berkeley in 1993. He works in the areas of linguistic anthropology and language documentation. He has worked primarily on Arapaho, and also Gros Ventre and Miwok, and has an interest in Polynesia (Hawaii and Tahiti in particular) as well. He has published numerous articles and books, as well as developing curricular material and websites for language and culture learning and documentation. His current...
cowellj@colorado.edu     303-735-4194
Barbara Fox

Barbara Fox

Professor
Barbara Fox received her PhD in Linguistics from UCLA in 1984. Her research explores the mutual shaping relationship between grammar and usage, especially within face-to-face interaction. Her work reveals the importance of action and interaction to grammatical choice, and highlights the role of the body in constructing utterances. It also calls for an extraordinarily dynamic, and embodied, model of grammar. Dr. Fox teaches courses in semantics, pragmatics, morpho-syntax, Conversation Analysis,...
barbara.fox@colorado.edu     303-492-6305
Zygmunt Frajzyngier

Zygmunt Frajzyngier

Professor
Zygmunt Frajzyngier’s main interests and areas in which he published books and scholarly papers include: foundations of syntax and semantics in cross-linguistic perspective; typological explanations in grammar; grammaticalization; Chadic and Afroasiatic linguistics, and descriptive grammars and dictionaries of Chadic languages. His early work was on Awutu, a Kwa language. He is the author, co-author and editor of 25 books, one lexical data base, and over 120 papers. His work has...
Kira Hall

Kira Hall

Associate Professor
Kira Hall is Associate Professor of Linguistics and Anthropology. She received her PhD in Linguistics in 1995 at the University of California, Berkeley, and has since held faculty positions at Rutgers, Yale, Stanford, and the University of Colorado. Spanning linguistic anthropology and sociolinguistics, her research focuses on language and social identity in India and the United States, particularly with respect to hierarchies of gender, sexuality, and socioeconomic class. Much of...
kira.hall@colorado.edu     303-492-2912
Mans Hulden

Mans Hulden

Assistant Professor
Mans Hulden received his PhD in Linguistics from the University of Arizona in 2009. He joined the CU linguistics faculty in 2014 after postdoctoral research as a Marie Curie fellow at the University of Helsinki and a stint as visiting professor in Computer Science at the University of the Basque Country. His research focuses on developing computational methods to infer and model linguistic structure using varying degrees of prior linguistic...
mans.hulden@colorado.edu     303-492-2589
Laura Michaelis

Laura Michaelis

Professor
Laura Michaelis received her PhD in Linguistics in 1993 at the University of California, Berkeley. Her thesis, on English past-time reference, was written under the direction of Charles J. Fillmore. She has been a CU Linguistics faculty member since 1993, as well as a Faculty Fellow in the Institute of Cognitive Science. Her research specializations include the tense-aspect interface, corpus syntax, syntactic innovation, aspectual meaning in typological perspective, the discourse-syntax...
michaeli@colorado.edu     303-492-1990
Bhuvana Narasimhan

Bhuvana Narasimhan

Associate Professor
Bhuvana Narasimhan received her PhD in Linguistics from Boston University in 1998 (under the supervision of Catherine O'Connor, Jean Berko Gleason, and Ray Jackendoff). She went on to conduct postdoctoral research at Bell Labs (with Chilin Shih and Richard Sproat), where she worked on building text-to-speech synthesis system for Hindi. Subsequently she moved to the Netherlands where she was employed as a postdoctoral fellow and scientific staff member at the...
narasimb@colorado.edu     303-492-3341
Martha Palmer

Martha Palmer

Professor
Martha Palmer is a Professor of Linguistics and Computer Science and an Institute of Cognitive Science Faculty Fellow. Her PhD is in Artificial Intelligence from the University of Edinburgh. She is an Association of Computational Linguistics (ACL) Fellow, and has won an Outstanding Graduate Advisor 2014 Award, a Boulder Faculty Assembly 2010 Research Award and was the Director of the 2011 Linguistics Institute in Boulder. Her research is focused on...
martha.palmer@colorado.edu     303-492-1300
Chase Wesley Raymond

Chase Wesley Raymond

Assistant Professor
Chase Wesley Raymond is an Assistant Professor with a joint-appointment between the Department of Linguistics and the Department of Spanish & Portuguese. He holds doctorate degrees in both Hispanic Linguistics (2014) and Sociology (2016) from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Prior to coming to CU-Boulder, he was a Visiting Scientist at the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics in Nijmegen. Professor Raymond's research is interdisciplinary, centering on the use...
Rebecca Scarborough

Rebecca Scarborough

Associate Professor
Rebecca Scarborough received her PhD from UCLA in 2004, where she worked under the supervision of Patricia Keating. After three years as a post-doc and lecturer in Linguistics at Stanford University, she came to CU, where she is now faculty in Linguistics and a fellow in the Institute of Cognitive Science. Dr. Scarborough works in the areas of phonetics and laboratory phonology. Her research explores systematic variation in speech sounds,...
Maria Thomas-Ruzic

Maria Thomas-Ruzic

Senior Instructor and Director of the Program for TESOL Professionals
Maria (Mia) Thomas-Ruzic received her PhD in Linguistics from the University of Colorado in 1998. Her career in English language teaching and teacher preparation in the US and abroad has spanned four decades. Mia’s research interests include instructional talk, uses of discourse tools by teachers, professional and adult development, and learning/teaching in higher education. Since 2004 she has been on the Linguistics Department faculty at CU-Boulder, establishing, directing, and teaching...