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...
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Jeremy Calder

Assistant Professor
Jeremy Calder (Ph.D, Stanford, 2017) is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Linguistics and Affiliate Faculty in the Departments of Anthropology, Ethnic Studies, and Women and Gender Studies. Their work straddles the fields of sociolinguistic variation and linguistic anthropology. Using sociophonetic and ethnographic methods, they explore the role of phonetic variation in the construction of marginalized identity in communities of queer/trans individuals and People of Color.
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...
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Raichle (Rai) Farrelly

Senior Instructor & TESOL Coordinator
Raichle (Rai) Farrelly (Ph.D., Linguistics, University of Utah) is a Senior Instructor and the TESOL Coordinator in the Department of Linguistics. She is also an English language instructor in the International English Center . Prior to coming to the University of Colorado, Dr. Farrelly served as an Assistant Professor in the MA TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) Program at the American University of Armenia in Yerevan. She also...
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,...
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...
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Kira Hall

Professor
Kira Hall is Professor of Linguistics and Anthropology . She also has affiliated faculty positions in The College of Media, Communication, and Information (CMCI) and the Department of Women and Gender Studies (WGST). 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...
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Hannah Haynie

Assistant Professor
Hannah Haynie earned her Ph.D. at the University of California, Berkeley, and completed postdoctoral fellowships in Linguistics at Yale University and in Cultural Evolution and Biocultural Diversity at Colorado State University before coming to CU. Professor Haynie's research focuses generally on linguistic diversity, language prehistory, and language change. She takes a special interest in languages of North America and the linguistic diversity of the California area. Her work is driven...
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...
Laura Michaelis

Laura Michaelis

Professor and Department Chair
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...
Bhuvana Narasimhan

Bhuvana Narasimhan

Associate Professor • Director, Language, Development & Cognition Lab
Linguistics
Bhuvana Narasimhan conducts corpus-based and experimental research in language acquisition, linguistics, and the language-cognition interface. She 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 helped build a Hindi text-to-speech synthesis system. Subsequently she was employed at the Max...
Martha Palmer

Martha Palmer

Professor of Distinction
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...
Chase Wesley Raymond

Chase Wesley Raymond

Assistant Professor
Chase Wesley Raymond is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Linguistics. 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 of language in everyday life. For him, the study of...
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,...