I specialize in semantic typology, the crosslinguistic study of universals and variation in semantic categorization.
The Semantic Typology Lab has to date been the home to nine past and present doctoral dissertation research projects and has contributed to others beside these.
Five of these projects have been supported by Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants awarded by the National Science Foundation.
Her expertise includes phonology (especially prosody and the verbal arts), morphology, Native American languages, and language documentation and revitalization, with much of her recent work funded by the National Science Foundation, and various other grants.
Her work with Native American tribes in documenting and revitalizing their languages is now in its third decade.
We are an active and integral part of the large language community at UC San Diego, together with colleagues in cognitive science, psychology, neuroscience, computer science, anthropology, communication and philosophy..
Students also have the opportunity to obtain an Interdisciplinary Ph. in Cognitive Science and Linguistics and a graduate Specialization in Anthropogeny.Matthew Zaslansky has been awarded a prestigious Fulbright fellowship in linguistics for the 2019-2020 academic year. 2013), currently a research scientist at the Institute for Learning & Brain Sciences at the University of Washington, has just accepted a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the Linguistics Department at the University of Washington. Professor Rachel Mayberry received the Distinguished Alumni Award for Research Leadership from the Mc Gill University School of Communication Sciences and Disorders where she also gave the Donald G. José Armando Fernández Guerrero, one of our first year graduate students, was awarded the Ken Hale Student Fellowship to attend the 2019 LSA Linguistic Institute at the University of California at Davis.Beginning in September, Matthew will carry out linguistic research in the Republic of Georgia to document and describe morphosyntactic variation in the dialects of Georgian Sign Language used by deaf signers in Batumi and Tbilisi. This fellowship is awarded to a graduate student who is pursuing a course of study to document endangered languages and work with communities toward their preservation. Nina Kaldhol, one of our first year graduate students, was awarded one of an LSA Linguistic Institute Fellowship to attend the 2019 LSA Linguistic Institute at the University of California at Davis. We are delighted that Emily Clem accepted to join our faculty starting July 1, 2019.Jeff Good is Associate Professor at the University at Buffalo.His research interests include morphosyntactic typology, Niger-Congo languages, and language documentation, and he currently directs an NSF-funded projecting documenting a cluster of endangered languages in Northwest Cameroon.I have been developing an evolutionary approach that attributes crosslinguistic similarities in functional category systems to processes of cultural evolution responding to pressures of optimizing communication.Founded in 1963, the UC San Diego Linguistics Department conducts research and offers in-depth instruction in the main areas of linguistics (phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, and pragmatics), contributing to both theoretical and empirical/experimental approaches to language, including computational linguistics, fieldwork, language acquisition, neurolinguistics, psycholinguistics, and sign language.Research methods in many projects draw on participatory and community-based research approaches. Fitzgerald served as the Director of Co Lang 2014, the Institute on Collaborative Research, the fourth iteration to date of this international training venue for language documentation and revitalization, which creates the next generation of scholars and language activists documenting and revitalizing endangered and minority languages worldwide.Strongly committed to public outreach, she is engaged in advocating for endangered language research and science in various publication venues, as well as developing social media campaigns and innovative public programming such as a Native American languages film festival and an Endangered Languages Week.He has advised two Ph D students who were successfully awarded doctoral dissertation improvement grants under the Documenting Endangered Languages, Linguistics, and Cultural Anthropology programs at NSF, and he has also provided feedback on a number of other successful NSF doctoral dissertation improvement grant applications for students at the University at Buffalo and elsewhere.Megan Figueroa is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Linguistics at the University of Arizona. Rethinking English Past Tense Overregularizations," is in part funded by an NSF DDRI - Linguistics.