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Brooklyn College Linguistics Program
Linguistics Program Faculty
 

Renison Gonsalves, professor; Ph.D. The CUNY Graduate Center. His major interests include linguistics, semantics, the philosophy of language, and computational linguistics (his second M.A. degree is in computer science). He has published papers on constructional and lexical meaning such as "The mental representation of word meaning," and "Locke's definitional semantics" in LACUS Forum, and has been a participant in NEH summer seminars on such topics as "Language and Man" and "Reference; Language and Reality."

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Jon Nissenbaum, assistant professor; Ph.D. MIT. His interests are primarily in syntax and
semantics, but also in speech production and articulatory phonetics. He wrote his dissertation under Noam Chomsky and David Pesetsky, and received a post-doctoral NIH/NICDC research fellowship at the Voice and Speech Laboratory of the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. He has published in journals such as Natural Language Semantics and Linguistic Inquiry and contributed to texts such as The Companion to Syntax (Everaert and H. von Riemsdijk, eds.) and Syntax: Critical Concepts in Linguistics (R. Friedin and H. Lasnik, eds.).

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Mark Patkowski, professor and director of the Linguistics Program; Ph.D. NYU. His interests include applied linguistics and second language acquisition. He has published in journals such as Applied Linguistics, Language Learning, IRAL-International Review of Applied Linguistics, and TESOL Quarterly, and contributed to texts such as Child-Adult Differences in Second-Language Acquisition (Krashen, Long, Scarcella, Eds.), First and Second Language Phonology (Yavas, Ed), and Case Studies in TESOL Practice (Cochran, Ed.). He has also held a Fulbright scholarship and a visiting professorship at the University of Paris-8.

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FACULTY FROM ASSOCIATED DEPARTMENTS

Jillian Cavanaugh (Anthropology), associate professor, Ph.D. NYU. Professor Cavanaugh is a linguistic and cultural anthropologist whose interests encompass endangered and heritage languages, the interaction of language, gender and sexuality, and language and media. Her recent book, Living Memory: The Social Aesthetics in a Northern Italian Town, is the result of extensive field work on language shift and change which she carried out in Bergamo, Italy. She also teaches in the doctoral Anthropology program at the CUNY Graduate Center.

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Natalie Kacinik (Psychology), assistant professor, Ph.D. University of California at Riverside. Her research examines cognitive and neural processes that underlie language comprehension and the representation of meaning, with an emphasis on higher levels of language (sentences, discourse, metaphor); other areas of interest involve theory of mind, and pragmatics. Professor Kacinik has published in journals such as Brain and Language, Neuropsychology, and Brain and Cognition, and also teaches doctoral courses at the CUNY Graduate Center.

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Laraine McDonough (Psychology), associate professor, Ph.D. University of California at San Diego. Proessor McDonough studies how language affects the acquisition of concepts about objects, causality, number, space and time. She has investigated these topics by testing infants, children (including those with autism), college students, and aging adults, and has published her results in journals such as Child Language, and Studies in Language Sciences, and in texts. She is the recipient of several National Science Foundation Research Grants.

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