Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Name Area Department Start Year Stop Year Advisor
Steven P. Abneycomputational linguistics, digital linguistics Linguistics and Philosophy Linguistics and Philosophy Linguistics and Philosophy Linguistics and Philosophy19851987 Richard Larson (grad student), Noam Chomsky (grad student), Kenneth Locke Hale (grad student), Richard Kayne (grad student)
Joseph AounSyntax Noam Chomsky (grad student)
Diana Archangeliphonology1984 Morris Halle (grad student)
Karlos ArregiSyntax, Morphology, Semantics19972002 David Pesetsky (grad student)
Robert Berwicklinguistics Noam Chomsky (grad student)
Thomas G. Beverpsycholinguistics, cognitive neuroscience, linguistics, Morris Halle (grad student)
Juliette Blevins Donca Steriade (grad student)
Paul BloomCognitive Development Susan Carey (grad student), Janet Nicol (collaborator)
Jonathan Bobaljiksyntax, morphology19911995 David Pesetsky (grad student), Noam Chomsky (grad student)
Hagit BorerSyntax, Semantics, Second Language Acquisition Noam Chomsky (grad student)
Denis Bouchard Noam Chomsky (grad student)
Philip Branigansyntax19881992 David Pesetsky (grad student)
Benjamin BrueningLinguistics Language Linguistics David Pesetsky (grad student)
Luigi BurzioPhonology, Morphology, Syntax19761981 Noam Chomsky (grad student)
Seth Cable David Pesetsky (grad student)
Andrea Calabresephonology1988 Morris Halle (grad student)
Andrew H. CarnieSyntax, Celtic Languages, Phonology, Morphology19911995 Kenneth Locke Hale (grad student)
Daniel CasasantoLanguage and thought20002005 Lera Boroditsky (grad student)
Sherry Yong Chensyntax, semantics, sentence processing, language acquisition
Lisa Cheng Noam Chomsky (grad student)
Noam ChomskyLanguage19541956 Morris Halle (collaborator), Eric Heinz Lenneberg (collaborator), Fred Lukoff (collaborator)
Jennifer S. ColePhonology1987 Morris Halle (grad student)
Chris Collins1993 Kenneth Locke Hale (grad student)
Jessica Coon David Pesetsky (grad student)
Bridget Copleyformal semantics, grammar-cognition interface Linguistics and Philosophy19962002 Sabine Iatridou (grad student)
Marie-Hélène Côté2000 Michael Kenstowicz (grad student)
Luka Crnic Linguistics and Philosophy2011 Kai von Fintel (grad student)
Viviane Déprezsyntax19861990 David Pesetsky (grad student)
Ray Cordell DoughertyComputational linguistics, language acquisition, biolinguistics Noam Chomsky (grad student)
Margaret E. EchelbargerChild Language Acquisition, Psycholinguistics, Language and Gesture, Spatial Relations20072009 Nadya Modyanova (collaborator), Ken Wexler (research assistant)
Paul Elbournesemantics2002 Irene Heim (grad student)
Michael Yoshitaka Erlewine Linguistics & Philosophy Linguistics & Philosophy20092014 David Pesetsky (grad student), Irene Heim (grad student)
Evelina (Ev) FedorenkoLanguage Nancy Kanwisher (grad student), Nancy Kanwisher (post-doc), Edward Gibson (grad student), Alfonso Caramazza (research assistant), Harry Joel Tily (collaborator)
Robert W. FiengoPhilosophy of Language, Pragmatics, Semantics, Syntax19921974 Noam Chomsky (grad student), Robert May (collaborator)
Edward FlemmingPhonetics, phonology
Suzanne FlynnSecond lanaguage acquisition, syntax
Janet Dean Fodorpsycholinguistics Noam Chomsky (grad student)
Danny Fox Linguistics and Philosophy1998 Kai von Fintel (grad student)
Nadine Gaablanguage processing, reading development, developmental dyslexia, fMRI, brain, cognitive neuroscience20042007 John D.E. Gabrieli (post-doc)
Gillian Gallagherphonology Donca Steriade (grad student)
Jennifer GangerChild language acquisition19931998 Steven Pinker (grad student)
Michael Lorenz Geispragmatics1970 John Robert Ross (grad student)
Norman GeschwindBehavioral neurology, language Francis O. Schmitt (post-doc), Davis Howes (post-doc)
Edward Gibsonpsycholinguistics, cognitive science Ken Wexler (post-doc)
Ted Gibson Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences Daniel Everett (grad student)
John A. Goldsmith19721976 Morris Halle (grad student), Noam Chomsky (grad student), John Robert Ross (grad student), Paul V. Kiparsky (grad student)
Martina Gracanin-Yuksek David Pesetsky (grad student)
Patrick Grosz Linguistics and Philosophy2011 Kai von Fintel (grad student)
Valentine Hacquard Linguistics Linguistics2006 Kai von Fintel (grad student), Irene Heim (grad student)
Paul HagstromSyntax, Semantics, Language Acquisition1998 David Pesetsky (grad student)
Kenneth Locke HaleSyntax, Endangered Languages
Morris Hallelinguistics, phonology19541956 Roman Osipovich Jakobson (grad student), Fred Lukoff (collaborator)
Heidi B. Harleysyntax, lexical semantics, morphology19911995 Alec Marantz (grad student)
Irene HeimSemantics
Francis Roger Higgins1973 Noam Chomsky (grad student)
C.-T. James Huangnatural language syntax Linguistics and Philosophy1982 Kenneth Locke Hale (grad student), Noam Chomsky (grad student)
Richard H. Hurtigpsycholinguistics, deafness, audiology Noam Chomsky (grad student)
Sabine Iatridou Noam Chomsky (grad student)
William J. Idsardiphonology1992 Morris Halle (grad student)
Tania Ioninsecond language acquisition, semantics Ken Wexler (grad student)
Shin Ishihara David Pesetsky (grad student)
Ray JackendoffLinguistics1969 Noam Chomsky (grad student)
Osvaldo A. Jaeggli1980 Noam Chomsky (grad student)
Roman Osipovich JakobsonLinguistics
Yoonjung KangPhonology, loanwords, speech perception, variation, Korean2000 Michael Kenstowicz (grad student)
Jonah Katz20052010 Edward Flemming (grad student), Donca Steriade (grad student)
Richard KayneSyntax1969 John Robert Ross (grad student)
Judy A. KeglAmerican Sign Language, Interpreting1985 Beth Carol Levin (grad student)
Meltem Kelepir2001 Irene Heim (grad student), David Pesetsky (grad student), Sabine Iatridou (grad student), Shigeru Miyagawa (grad student)
Michael KenstowiczLinguistics, Phonology
Christina S. Kimlinguistics, psycholinguistics Edward Gibson (research assistant), David Pesetsky (research assistant)
Paul V. KiparskyPhonology19621965 Morris Halle (grad student)
Jan Koster1976 Noam Chomsky (post-doc), Kenneth Locke Hale (post-doc)
Hadas Koteksyntax, semantics, syntax-semantics interface
Ioulia Kovelmanlanguage, development20062009 John D.E. Gabrieli (post-doc)
Anthony Kroch Paul V. Kiparsky (grad student)
Judith F. KrollSecond language acquisition, bilingualism Mary C. Potter (post-doc)
S.-Y. Kuroda19621965 Noam Chomsky (grad student)
Robin T. LakoffSociolinguistics, pragmatics Noam Chomsky (grad student)
George LakoffLinguistics Noam Chomsky (grad student)
Harlan LaneAudiology, Speech Science
Howard Lasniksyntax19721976 Noam Chomsky (grad student), Robert W. Fiengo (collaborator)
William R. Leben Morris Halle (grad student)
Robert B. Lees1960 Noam Chomsky (grad student)
Julie Anne Legate Linguistics and Philosophy Linguistics and Philosophy2002 Noam Chomsky (grad student), Sabine Iatridou (grad student)
Beth Carol Levinlexical semantics, syntax, morphology, typology1983 Kenneth Locke Hale (grad student)
Philip Liebermanevolution of language1966 Morris Halle (grad student)
Theodore Lightnerphonology, morphology1965 Morris Halle (grad student)
Anoop MahajanSyntactic Theory, Linguistic Typology, Comparative Indo-European Syntax, Indic Linguistics Linguistics Noam Chomsky (grad student)
Matthew Mandelkern Linguistics and Philosophy2017 Kai von Fintel (grad student)
Alec Marantz Noam Chomsky (grad student)
Mitch MarcusNatural language processing, corpus-based and statistical models for NLP Linguistics Noam Chomsky (grad student)
William D. Marslen-WilsonSpeech and Language Mary C. Potter (grad student)
John McCarthyPhonology Morris Halle (grad student)
James D. McCawleySyntax, semantics, phonology Noam Chomsky (grad student)
Martha McGinnis-Archibald Linguistics and Philosophy1998 Alec Marantz (grad student)
Gary MilsarkLinguistics1974 Noam Chomsky (grad student)
Shigeru Miyagawa
Nadya ModyanovaPsycholinguistics - typical and abnormal child language acquisition (autism spectrum disorders, SLI, Williams syndrome); developmental neurogenetics
Renate Musan Linguistics & Philosophy1995 Kai von Fintel (grad student)
Anthony Julius Naro19631968 Paul V. Kiparsky (grad student)
David NashWarlpiri Kenneth Locke Hale (grad student)
Lance Nathan Linguistics and Philosophy2005 Kai von Fintel (grad student)
Carol NeidleASL, Syntax1983 Joan W. Bresnan (grad student)
Andrew Ira Nevins Linguistics20002004 Morris Halle (grad student)
Janet NicolSentence comprehension, communication disorders, psycholinguistics, eye tracking19841988 Merrill F. Garrett (grad student)
Partha Niyogiartificial intelligence, pattern recognition, machine learning, computational study of human speech and language1995 Tomaso A. Poggio (grad student)
Jared M. NovickLanguage and Cognitive control
Wayne O'NeillSecond lanaguage acquisition, syntax, education
Miguel Oliveira, Jr.Linguistics, phonetics, prosody, language documentation, psycholinguistics Eletronics20162017 Stefanie Shattuck-Hufnagel (research scientist)
Barbara H. Parteeformal semantics 1965 Noam Chomsky (grad student)
David M. Perlmuttersyntax, Relational Grammar, Russian, ASL Noam Chomsky (grad student)
David Pesetskysyntax Noam Chomsky (grad student)
Laura-Ann PetittoLanguage & Development Noam Chomsky (grad student)
Colin PhillipsPsycholinguistics, Cognitive Neuroscience1996 Alec Marantz (grad student)
Janet B. PierrehumbertProsody and intonation, laboratory phonology, population-level models of phonetics and phonology1980 Morris Halle (grad student)
Alan PrincePhonology, Optimality theory1975 Morris Halle (grad student), Noam Chomsky (grad student), Paul V. Kiparsky (grad student)
Douglas Pulleyblank1983 Paul V. Kiparsky (grad student)
Liina Pylkkanen Alec Marantz (grad student)
Norvin Richardssyntax19931997 David Pesetsky (grad student)
Elizabeth Ritter Linguistics and Philosophy19841988 Kenneth Locke Hale (grad student)
Anne Rochette Noam Chomsky (grad student)
John Robert Rosssyntax, semantics, linguistics Noam Chomsky (grad student), Roman Osipovich Jakobson (grad student), Paul M. Postal (grad student)
Susan Rothsteinsemantics, syntax1983 James Higginbotham (grad student)
Deb RoyChild language acquisition, computational modeling Alex Pentland (grad student)
Ivan A. Sag Noam Chomsky (grad student)
Vaijayanthi SarmaSyntax Noam Chomsky (grad student)
Barry ScheinSemantics Noam Chomsky (grad student), James Higginbotham (grad student)
Philippe Schlenkersemantics Irene Heim (grad student)
Carson Schutze Noam Chomsky (grad student), Alec Marantz (grad student)
Elisabeth Selkirk Morris Halle (grad student)
Annie SenghasSign language, language acquisition1995 Steven Pinker (grad student)
Stefanie Shattuck-HufnagelSpeech production, phonology
Jane Helen SimpsonAustralian languages, syntax, morphology, LFG, language acquisition, langauge and education Kenneth Locke Hale (grad student)
Rajendra Singh Noam Chomsky (post-doc)
Raj Singh Linguistics and Philosophy2008 Kai von Fintel (grad student)
William SnyderLanguage Acquisition, Comparative Syntax, Syntax-Semantics Interface19901995 Steven Pinker (grad student), Ken Wexler (grad student), Noam Chomsky (grad student), David Pesetsky (grad student)
Dominique SporticheSyntax, morphosyntax, syntax-semantics interface, French syntax, Romance syntax Noam Chomsky (grad student)
Tamina Stephenson Linguistics and Philosophy2007 Kai von Fintel (grad student)
Donca Steriade Morris Halle (grad student)
Tim StowellSyntax1981 Noam Chomsky (grad student)
Yasutada Sudosemantics20072012 Irene Heim (grad student)
Kevin Tangspeech perception, lexicon modelling, big data, psycholinguistics, phonetics, and phonology Linguistics20112015 Andrew Ira Nevins (grad student)
Harry Joel Tilylanguage, psycholinguistics, cognitive modelling Edward Gibson (post-doc)
W.-T. Dylan TsaiSyntactic Theory, Syntax-Semantics Interface, Chinese Syntax, Austronesian Syntax1994 Noam Chomsky (grad student)
Michael T. Ullmanneurolinguistics, memory systems Steven Pinker (grad student)
Kai von Fintel Linguistics and Philosophy Sabine Iatridou (collaborator), Irene Heim (collaborator)
Michael Wagner David Pesetsky (grad student), Donca Steriade (grad student)
Tessa WarrenPsycholinguistics, sentence processing19962001 Edward Gibson (grad student)
Thomas Wasowlanguage, psycholinguistics, syntax Linguistics19671972 Noam Chomsky (grad student)
Duane G. WatsonPsycholinguistics, discourse processes19982002 Edward Gibson (grad student)
Ken WexlerLanguage Acquisition, Language Loss, Psycholinguistic Theory
Edwin S. Williamssyntax, morphology19701974 Noam Chomsky (grad student)
Karen Wynn Susan Carey (grad student)
Fei XuCognitive development, language acquisition1995 Susan Carey (grad student)
Charles YangLanguage acquisition, language change, computational linguistics, general linguistics Linguistics Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Noam Chomsky (grad student), Robert Berwick (grad student)
Igor Yanovich Linguistics and Philosophy2013 Kai von Fintel (grad student)
Sam ZukoffPhonology, Indo-European
Arnold M. Zwicky2005 Morris Halle (grad student)