PhD Alumni

2017

Karen Duek
Dissertation: Sorting a complex world: An experimental study of polysemy and copredication in container and committee nominals

2016

Nathan Arnett
Dissertation: Interference and complexity effects in subject retrieval

Karl DeVries
Analytical Linguist, Ads Human Evaluation and Experiment Design, Google
Dissertation: Independence friendly dynamic semantics: Integrating exceptional scope, anaphora and their interactions

Anna Greenwood
Program Manager, Speech Team, Google
Dissertation: An experimental investigation of phonetic naturalness

Bern Samko
Associate Linguistic Project Manager, Appen
Dissertation: Syntax and information Structure: The grammar of English inversions

2014

Judith Fiedler
Teacher, August Martin High School, New York, NY
Dissertation: Germanic it-clefts: Structural variation and semantic uniformity

Boris Harizanov
Assistant Professor, Department of Linguistics, Stanford University
Dissertation: On the mapping from syntax to morphophonology

Mark Norris
Assistant Professor, Department of Linguistics, University of Oklahoma
Dissertation: A theory of nominal concord

Oliver Northrup
Analytical Linguist, Google
Dissertation: Grounds for commitment

Anie Thompson
Associate Linguistics Consultant, H5
Dissertation: Beyond deep and surface: Explorations in the typology of anaphora

2013

Matthew Tucker
Assistant Professor, Department of Linguistics, Oakland University
Dissertation: Building verbs in Maltese

2012

Ryan Bennett
Assistant Professor, Department of Linguistics, University of California, Santa Cruz
Dissertation: Foot conditioned phonotactics and prosodic constituency

Robert Henderson
Assistant Professor, Department of Linguistics, University of Arizona
Dissertation: Ways of pluralizing events

Jeremy O'Brien
Analytical Linguist, Google
Dissertation: An experimental approach to debuccalization and supplementary gestures

2011

Scott AnderBois
Assistant Professor, Department of Linguistics, Brown University
Dissertation: Issues and alternatives

2010

Vera Gribanova
Assistant Professor, Department of Linguistics, Stanford University
Dissertation: Composition and locality: The morphosyntax and phonology of the Russian verbal complex

Abby Kaplan
Assistant Professor (Lecturer), Department of Linguistics, University of Utah
Dissertation: Phonology shaped by phonetics: The case of intervocalic lenition

Jesse Saba Kirchner
Analytical Linguist, Google
Dissertation: Minimal reduplication

Justin Nuger
Computational Linguist, Nuance
Dissertation: Architecture of the Palauan verbal complex

2009

Ruth Kramer
Associate Professor, Department of Linguistics, Georgetown University
Dissertation: Definite markers, phi features and agreement: A morphosyntactic investigation of the Amharic DP

David Teeple
Senior Linguist Manager, Speech Morphing, Inc.
Dissertation: Biconditional prominence correlation

2008

Aaron Kaplan
Assistant Professor, Department of Linguistics, University of Utah
Dissertation: Noniterativity is an emergent property of grammar

Kyle Rawlins
Associate Professor, Department of Cognitive Science, Johns Hopkins University
Dissertation: Concession, conditionals, and free choice

2007

Peter Alrenga
Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Linguistics, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Dissertation: Dimensionality in the semantics of comparatives

Ascander Dost
Senior Software Engineer, SalesforceIQ
Dissertation: Linearization, square pegs, and round holes

James Isaacs
Senior Software Engineer, GovWizely
Dissertation: Supposition in discourse

Florence Woo
TranslatorsCafé.com
Dissertation: Prepositional predicates in Nuu-chah-nulth

2006

Anya Lunden
Assistant Professor, Linguistics Program, Department of English, College of William and Mary
Dissertation: Weight, final lengthening and stress: A phonetic and phonological case study of Norwegian

Emily Manetta
Associate Professor, Program in Linguistics, Department of Anthropology, University of Vermont
Dissertation: Peripheries in Kashmiri and Hindi-Urdu

Anne Sturgeon
User Experience Designer, SAIC (Leidos)
Dissertation: The syntax and pragmatics of contrastive topic in Czech

Lynsey Wolter
Associate Professor, Department of English, University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire
Dissertation: That's that: The semantics and pragmatics of demonstrative noun phrases

2005

Daniel Karvonen
Senior Lecturer, Finnish Studies Program, University of Minnesota
Dissertation: Word prosody in Finnish

Vera Lee-Schoenfeld
Associate Professor, Department of Germanic and Slavic Studies, University of Georgia
Dissertation: Beyond coherence: The syntax of opacity in German

2004

Line Mikkelsen
Associate Professor, Department of Linguistics, University of California, Berkeley
Dissertation: Specifying who: On the structure, meaning, and use of specificational copular clauses

Andrew Wedel
Associate Professor, Department of Linguistics, University of Arizona
Dissertation: Self-organization and categorical behavior in phonology

2003

Dylan Herrick
Associate Professor of Linguistics, Department of Modern Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, University of Oklahoma
Dissertation: An acoustic analysis of phonological vowel reduction in six varieties of Catalan

Christopher Potts
Professor, Department of Linguistics, Stanford University
Dissertation: The logic of conventional implicatures

Nathan Sanders
Assistant Professor (Teaching Stream), Department of Linguistics, University of Toronto
Dissertation: Opacity and sound change in the Polish lxicon

2002

Rodrigo Gutiérrez Bravo
Professor of Linguistics, El Colegio de México
Dissertation: Structural markedness and syntactic structure: A study of word order and the left periphery in Mexican Spanish

2001

Christine Gunlogson
Research Associate, Department of Linguistics, University of Rochester
Dissertation: True to form: Rising and falling declaratives as questions in English

Kazutaka Kurisu
Professor, Department of English, Kobe College
Dissertation: The phonology of morpheme realization

2000

Ryan Bush
Dissertation: A typology of focal categories

Adam Panter Ussishkin
Associate Professor, Department of Linguistics, University of Arizona
Dissertation: The emergence of fixed prosody

1999

Jason Merchant
Lorna P. Straus Professor of Linguistics, University of Chicago
Dissertation: The syntax of silence: Sluicing, islands, and identity in ellipsis

1998

Motoko Katayama
Dissertation: Optimality Theory and Japanese loanword phonology

Rachel Walker
Professor, Department of Linguistics, University of Southern California
Dissertation: Nasalization, neutral segments, and opacity effects

1997

Chris Kennedy
William H. Colvin Professor of Linguistics, University of Chicago
Dissertation: Projecting the adjective: The syntax and semantics of gradability and comparison

Philip Spaelti
Assistant Professor, Kobe Shoin Women's University
Dissertation: Dimensions of variation in multi-pattern reduplication

1996

Eric Potsdam
Professor, Department of Linguistics, University of Florida
Dissertation: Syntactic issues in the English imperative

1995

Brian O'Herin
International Linguistics Coordinator, SIL International
Dissertation: Case and agreement in Abaza

1994

Cheryl Black
SIL International
Dissertation: Quiegolani Zapotec syntax

Theodore Fernald
Professor, Department of Linguistics, Swarthmore College
Dissertation: On the nonuniformity of the individual- and stage-level effects

Michael Johnston
Post-Doctoral Researcher, Research Lab for Linguistics and Computation, Brandeis University
Dissertation: The semantics of adverbial adjuncts

Robin Schafer
Dissertation: Nonfinite predicate initial constructions in Breton

Peter Svenonius
Professor and Director of CASTL, Department of Language and Linguistics, University of Tromsø
Dissertation: Dependent nexus: Small clauses in English and the Scandinavian languages

1993

H. Andrew Black
SIL International
Dissertation: Constraint-ranked derivation: A serial approach to optimization

Cathal Doherty
Associate Professor, Department of Theology and Religious Studies, University of San Francisco
Dissertation: Clauses without 'that': The case for bare sentential complementation in English

1992

Louise McNally
Professor of Linguistics, Department of Translation and Language Sciences, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona
Dissertation: An interpretation for the English existential construction

1991

Chris Barker
Professor, Department of Linguistics and Vice Dean, College of Arts and Science, New York University
Dissertation: Possessive descriptions

John Moore
Professor, Department of Linguistics, University of California, San Diego
Dissertation: Reduced constructions in Spanish