Assistant Professor & TA Coordinator

faruk akkus

Faruk Akkuş is an assistant professor of Linguistics. His work is at the intersection of theoretical syntax and its interfaces with morphology and semantics, with a focus on endangered languages.

faruk akkus

Professor of Linguistics

Ana Arregui

Ana Arregui is a Professor of Linguistics.

Ana Arregui

Associate Professor & Undergraduate Advisor

Michael Becker

Michael Becker is a phonologist who specializes in the phonological organization of the lexicon. In his experimental work, he studies how speakers find patterns in their real words and use them to treat words that they haven't heard before.

Michael Becker

Professor & Graduate Program Director

Rajesh Bhatt

Rajesh Bhatt is professor of Linguistics at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. His research interests involve the syntax-semantics interface, the comparative syntax of Modern Indo-Aryan languages, and Tree Adjoining Grammars.

Rajesh Bhatt

Assistant Professor

Maria Biezma

Maria Biezma is an assistant professor.

Maria Biezma

Associate Professor

Seth Cable

Seth Cable received his PhD from MIT in 2007. He is an associate editor for International Journal of American Linguistics, and a past associate editor of the Journal of Semantics. He also serves on the editorial board for Linguistic Inquiry and Semantics and Pragmatics.

Seth Cable

Cognitive Science of Language Lab Director, Associate Professor, & Undergraduate Advisor

brian dillon

He specializes in psycholinguistics, the study of how adults and children understand, produce, and acquire language. In particular, his research seeks to understand how adult native speakers of a language make use of their cognitive resources, such as attention or memory, when interpreting language.

brian dillon

Distinguished University Professor & Center for the Study of African American Languages (CSAAL) Director 

lisa green

Lisa Green holds a PhD in Linguistics from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Green is the founding director of the Center for the Study of African American Language at UMass Amherst. Green’s research investigates variation within and across varieties of English, with a focus on African American English (AAE).

lisa green

Associate Professor & Undergraduate Advisor

Vincent Homer

Vincent Homer is an associate professor.

Vincent Homer

Professor & Personnel Committee Chair

GajaJarosz

Gaja Jarosz works in the areas of phonological theory, computational linguistics, and language learning and development. Her research seeks to better understand how natural language sound systems and their acquisition by children can be formally and computationally characterized.

GajaJarosz

Professor & Curriculum Committee Chair / Scheduling

Kyle Johnson

Kyle Johnson graduated with a BA in psychology from the University of California-Irvine in 1981. His specialization is in syntactic theory. 

Kyle Johnson

Professor, Phonetics Lab Director, & Honors Program Coordinator

John Kingston

Kingston's specialization is phonetics and its relationship to phonology. His research since coming to the University of Massachusetts has focused primarily on how listeners perceive speech and how that behavior influences synchronic phonological representations and processes as well as sound change.

John Kingston

Assistant Professor & TA Coordinator

Shota Momma (Negishi)

Shota Momma (Negishi) is the assistant professor.

Shota Momma (Negishi)

Senior Lecturer & Undergraduate Advisor, Director of Linguistics Certificate Programs

Magda Oiry

Magda Oiry has been teaching at UMass since 2008, her successive lecturer positions gave her the opportunity to teach in the French unit at LLC and in the Linguistics department. She is maintaining her interests in the grammar of French as well as the link between linguistics and literature.

Magda Oiry

Professor & Department Chair

Joe Pater

Professor Pater specializes in phonology and language acquisition. His current research focuses on the use of weighted constraints for the modeling of phonology and its learning.

Joe Pater

Professor & Language Acquisition Lab Director

Tom Roeper

Tom Roeper is a Professor.

Tom Roeper

Associate Professor & Undergraduate Recruitment, Advisor, & Program Director

Kristine Yu

Kristine Yu's research focuses on tone and intonation, from the speech signal on up to grammar and human language processing.

Kristine Yu