Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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