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Linguistics

Field Description

The interests of the faculty cover a wide range of areas in theoretical and experimental linguistics. The field's graduate program covers all facets of linguistics, as well as an exceptionally broad spectrum of courses dealing with computational linguistics, field methods and historical linguistics. All graduate students in the field are enrolled in the Ph.D. program.

Research Facilities: The department offers state-of-the-art facilities for research in phonetics, including articulatory movement tracking, ultrasound, electroglottography, and speech aerodynamics. The phonetics lab is part of the Cornell Speech Imaging Group (SIG), a cross-disciplinary team of researchers using real-time magnetic resonance imaging to study the dynamics of speech articulation. The department also hosts a Computational Linguistics Lab which focuses on statistical parsing of large data samples, including grammar development, parameter estimation, and acquisition of lexical information from corpora. The Language Documentation Lab provides resources and laboratory space for research involving language documentation, description, and analysis, with an emphasis on understudied languages. The Interface Research Lab focuses on understanding the interfaces between phonology, syntax, semantics, and pragmatics.

 

Contact Information

Website: http://linguistics.cornell.edu
Email: lingfield@cornell.edu
Phone: 607 255-1105

203 Morrill Hall
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY  14853

Subject and Degrees

Concentrations by Subject

Linguistics

  • computational linguistics (minor)
  • East Asian linguistics (minor)
  • English linguistics (minor)
  • general linguistics
  • Germanic linguistics (minor)
  • Indo-European linguistics (minor)
  • phonetics (minor)
  • phonological theory (minor)
  • second language acquisition (minor)
  • semantics (minor)
  • Slavic linguistics (minor)
  • Southeast Asian Linguistics (minor)
  • syntactic theory (minor)

Faculty

Dorit Abusch

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Linguistics: general linguistics; semantics
  • Research Interests: semantics of natural language and the syntax-semantics interface

John S Bowers

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Linguistics: English linguistics; general linguistics; semantics; syntactic theory
  • Research Interests: syntactic theory

Abigail C Cohn

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Linguistics: general linguistics; phonetics; phonological theory; Southeast Asian Linguistics
  • Research Interests: phonology; phonetics-phonology interface; Indonesian linguistics

Miloje Despic

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Linguistics: general linguistics; Slavic linguistics; syntactic theory
  • Research Interests: Syntax, Morphology, Interfaces, Sociolinguistics, Language and Gender.

Molly E Diesing

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Linguistics: general linguistics; Germanic linguistics; semantics; syntactic theory
  • Research Interests: syntactic theory; semantics; Germanic linguistics

Wayne Eugene Harbert

  • Campus: Ithaca - (Graduate School Professor)
  • Concentrations: Linguistics: English linguistics; general linguistics; Germanic linguistics; syntactic theory
  • Research Interests: German and Celtic linguistics; syntactic theory

Sarah E. Murray

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Linguistics: general linguistics; semantics
  • Research Interests: semantics and pragmatics of natural language; cognitive science; philosophy of language; Cheyenne

Alan Jeffrey Nussbaum

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Linguistics: general linguistics; Indo-European linguistics
  • Research Interests: Indo-European linguistics; Greek and Latin language and linguistics; Homer; Old Latin

Martha E. Pollack

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Linguistics: computational linguistics; general linguistics
  • Research Interests: computational linguistics

Mats Rooth

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Linguistics: computational linguistics; general linguistics; semantics
  • Research Interests: computational linguistics; semantics

Carol Gilson Rosen

  • Campus: Ithaca - (Graduate School Professor)
  • Concentrations: Linguistics: general linguistics; syntactic theory
  • Research Interests: syntactic theory; Romance linguistics

Samuel Tilsen

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Linguistics: general linguistics; phonetics; phonological theory
  • Research Interests: Cognitive neuro science; dynamical systems

Michael L Weiss

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Linguistics: general linguistics; Indo-European linguistics
  • Research Interests: Indo-European linguistics; historical linguistics

John Bradford Whitman

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Linguistics: East Asian linguistics; general linguistics; syntactic theory
  • Research Interests: syntactic theory; East Asian linguistics

John Ulrich Wolff

  • Campus: Ithaca - (Graduate School Professor)
  • Concentrations: Linguistics: general linguistics; Southeast Asian Linguistics

Draga Zec

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Linguistics: general linguistics; phonetics; phonological theory; Slavic linguistics
  • Research Interests: phonology; phonology-syntax interface; Slavic linguistics