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Language Structure and Theory

The language structure and theory area of emphasis within the Ph.D. program allows students to pursue advanced coursework and specialized research in various traditional areas of linguistic inquiry, including, phonetics, phonology, morphology, language typology, theoretical linguistics, descriptive linguistics, lexical and cognitive semantics, and formal semantics.

People specializing in this area

Department Faculty

Raúl Aranovich

Syntax and morphology; descriptive, typological, and corpus linguistics; Spanish, Fijian, Shona

Almerindo Ojeda

Formal linguistics; semantics of number, collectivity, and partitivity; computational linguistics

Graduate Group Faculty

Raúl Aranovich

Syntax and morphology; descriptive, typological, and corpus linguistics; Spanish, Fijian, Shona

Carlee Arnett

Germanic linguistics; cognitive grammar

Robert Blake

Spanish linguistics (history and syntax)

Travis G. Bradley

Phonological theory; the interaction of morphology and prosody in allomorphy; rhotic sounds; variation and change in Judeo-Spanish

Chengzhi Chu

Chinese linguistics; cognitive semantics

Martha J. Macri

Linguistic prehistory of the Americas; non-alphabetic scripts of the Americas; electronic archiving of linguistic data

Robert May

Formal semantics and syntax; philosophy of language

Almerindo Ojeda

Formal linguistics; semantics of number, collectivity, and partitivity; computational linguistics

Eric Russell Webb

Phonological theory; phonetics; sound change in language contect situations; French, Creole languages