Linguistics Faculty

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Rebekha Abbuhl

Dr. Rebekha Abbuhl

Graduate advisor

Second language acquisition; second language writing; research methods; statistics for linguistic research

Office Location: Zoom

Michael Ahland

Dr. Michael Ahland

Undergraduate advisor

Syntax; typology; historical linguistics; evolution of grammar; language documentation; Omotic, Ethiopian-Semitic, and Uto-Aztecan languages

Office Location: PSY-409 / Zoom

Anna Bax

Dr. Anna Bax

Sociocultural linguistics, language ideologies, Tu’un Savi (Mixtec) language, language maintenance and shift

Office Location: PSY-403 / Zoom

Michael Fender

Dr. Michael Fender

First and second language literacy acquisition

Office Location: PSY-405

Malcolm Finney

Dr. Malcolm Finney

Interim Associate Vice President for Faculty Affairs

Language acquisition; bilingualism; Pidgin & Creole studies

Nancy Hall

Dr. Nancy Hall

Department chair

Phonetics; phonology; corpus linguistics; Semitic languages

Office Location: PSY-118

Sarvenaz Hatami

Dr. Sarvenaz Hatami

TESOL; second language acquisition; second language teacher education

Office Location: PSY-415 / Zoom

Dr. Wendy Klein

Language and culture; sociolinguistics; linguistic and cultural anthropology; ethnography of communication; Japanese

Office Location: PSY-407 / Zoom


Dr. Rezenet Moges-Riedel

Office Location: PSY-433 / Zoom


Barbara LeMaster

Dr. Barbara LeMaster

Founder, ASLD program

Deaf sign languages; language and gender


 Wanette Reynolds

Dr. Wanette Reynolds

Bimodal bilingual language development; sign language acquisition; referent cohesion in sign languages; narrative development; heritage signers

Office Location: PSY-413

Dr. Itxaso Rodriguez

Language Acquisition; Lab Phonetics

Office Location: PSY-411 / Zoom

Amir Sharifi

Dr. Amir Sharifi

Literacy socialization; Persian orthographic tradition; language and education; Kurdish as a heritage language.

Office Location: PSY-438F / Zoom



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Colleen Ahland

Dr. Colleen Ahland

Nilo-Saharan languages; historical-comparative linguistics; syntax; semantics; language documentation; endangered languages; typology; descriptive linguistics; linguistic fieldwork; Ethiopian languages

Office Location: Zoom

Email: Colleen.Ahland@csulb.edu



Dr. Matthew Davidson

Language documentation; Language typology; Historical linguistics; Wakashan languages

Office Location: Zoom

Phone: (562) 985-5051

Email: Matthew.Davidson@csulb.edu


Ranida Delarosa

Ranida Delarosa

Language acquisition; Southeast Asian dialects

Office Location: F05-231

Email: Ranida.Delarosa@csulb.edu


Joseph Galasso

Dr. Joseph Galasso

Syntactic processing; Language acquisition

Office Location: Zoom

Email: Joseph.Galasso@csun.edu



Dr. Petra Lott

Psycholinguistics; Aphasia; Linguistic effects of depression; German

Office Location: FO5-231

Phone: (562) 985-4835

Email: Petra.Lott@csulb.edu



Dr. Melissa Maceyko

Office Location: FO3-318

Phone: (562) 985-5170

Email: Melissa.Maceyko@csulb.edu

Dr. Thomas Motter

Indo-European linguistics, syntax, semantics

Office Location: PSY-438E/p>

Email: Thomas.Motter@csulb.edu

Sergio Sandoval

Sergio Sandoval Sanchez

Phonology; Modern English Grammar

Office Location: PSY-438G / Zoom

Email: Sergio.SandovalSanchez@csulb.edu



Emeritus Faculty

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John Attinasi

Dr. John Attinasi

Robert Hertz Dr. Robert Hertz
Lorraine Kumpf

Dr. Lorraine Kumpf


Discourse and grammar; functional syntax; formulaicity; African languages

Xiaoping Liang

Dr. Xiaoping Liang


Carol Lord

Dr. Carol Lord


Language structures and historical change; language proficiency and assessments; literacy


In Memoriam



Alexandra Jaffe

Dr. Alexandra Jaffe

Linguistic anthropology; sociolinguistics; Corsica; minority languages; education; media

Pamela Bunte

Dr. Pamela Bunte

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Dr. Stephen Ross

Sara Smith Dr. Sara Smith