Regular Faculty

E-mail addresses (all but affiliated faculty): lastname@ling.ucsd.edu; e.g., ackerman@ling.ucsd.edu

  • Farrell Ackerman

    Farrell Ackerman

    Professor, Director of the Human Development Program and Chair, UC San Diego Academic Senate
    Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley

    Research Interests: Morphological theory, syntactic theory, lexical semantics, fieldwork, Uralic languages, first language acquisition.
  • Eric Baković

    Eric Baković

    Ph.D., Rutgers University
    Academic Senate Distinguished Teaching Award, 2006

    Research Interests: Phonological analysis and theory, Optimality Theory, Spanish linguistics.
  • David Barner

    David Barner

    Professor (Primary Appointment in Dept. of Psychology)
    Ph.D., Harvard University

    Research Interests: Language and conceptual development in children; interface between language structure and meaning.
  • Leon Bergen

    Leon Bergen

    Assistant Professor
    Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Research Interests: Language using computational modeling and experimental methods.

  • Gabriela Caballero

    Gabriela Caballero

    Associate Professor and Undergraduate Advisor
    Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley

    Research Interests: Phonology, morphology, language documentation, comparative/historical linguistics, typology, Uto-Aztecan languages.
  • Ivano Caponigro

    Ivano Caponigro

    Associate Professor and Associate Faculty Director, Study Abroad
    Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles

    Research Interests: Crosslinguistic semantics, pragmatics, syntax/semantics interface.
  • Marc Garellek

    Marc Garellek

    Associate Professor 
    Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles

    Research Interests: Phonetics, voice, speech science, laboratory phonology, Hmong.
  • Grant Goodall

    Grant Goodall

    Professor and Director, Linguistics Language Program
    Ph.D., University of California, San Diego

    Research Interests: Syntactic theory, experimental syntax, acquisition, Spanish linguistics, educational linguistics.
  • Andrew Kehler

    Andrew Kehler

    Professor and Director of Graduate Studies
    Ph.D., Harvard University

    Research Interests: Computational linguistics, psycholinguistics, discourse interpretation.
  • Robert Kluender

    Robert Kluender

    Ph.D., University of California, San Diego

    Research Interests: Neural substrate of language, psycholinguistics, second language acquisition, syntactic theory, Germanic linguistics, cognitive neuroscience, sentence processing.
  • Rachel Mayberry

    Rachel Mayberry

    Ph.D., McGill University

    Research Interests: Sign language acquisition and neuroprocessing across the lifespan, relation of gesture to language, reading development.
  • John Moore

    John Moore

    Professor and Dean of Undergraduate Education
    Ph.D., University of California, Santa Cruz

    Research Interests: Syntactic theory, lexical semantics, Spanish.
  • Sharon Rose

    Sharon Rose

    Professor and Chair, Director of the Heritage Language Program
    Ph.D., McGill University

    Research Interests: Phonology, morphology, fieldwork, phonetics, psycholinguistics, African languages (Semitic, Kordofanian).
  • Eva Wittenberg

    Eva Wittenberg

    Assistant Professor
    Ph.D., Potsdam University

    Research Interests: Linguistic theory; language in the mind; interfaces of language with other cognitive capacities; language comprehension and representation; event structure; psycholinguistics; and experimental methods.

Adjunct Faculty

  • Roger Levy

    Roger Levy

    Associate Professor, Brain & Cognitive Science Department, MIT
    Ph.D., Stanford University

    Research Interests: Computational psycholinguistics; real-time language comprehension and production; acquisition; probabilistic approaches to characterizing language knowledge and use, including phonology, syntax, semantics, and pragmatics; natural language processing; corpus methods.

The UCSD Department of Linguistics combines a focus on the convergence of theoretical and experimental linguistics with strong interdisciplinary collaboration.

Since its founding in the 1960's, UCSD has become one of the foremost educational and research institutions in the nation. The campus and surrounding region boast an extraordinary array of well-known scholars and offer broad opportunities for study and research of the highest quality. These opportunities are especially strong and diversified in language-related areas.