Ph.D. Alumni


Sean Gleason

Alysia Harris

  • Dissertation: The Non-Aspectual Meaning of African American English ‘Aspectual’ Markers
  • Advisors: Claire Bowern, Ashwini Deo, Lisa Green, Laurence Horn, Rafaella Zanuttini
  • Currently:  Spoken work Poet and Editor Scalawag Magazine

Ryan Kasak

Luke Lindemann


Natalie Schrimpf

Sara Sanchez-Alonso


Leandro Bolaños

Shira Calamar0

Gregg Castellucci

Yao-ying Lai

Sabina Matyiku


Jason Zentz

Nicole Palffy-Muhoray


E-Ching Ng


Emily Gasser

Kelly Nedwick

  • Dissertation: Metalinguistic negation in English and Arabic
  • Advisor:  Laurence Horn
  • Currently: Program Development Consultant at Niagara University

Michael Freedman

  • Dissertation: Frozen scope and grammatical optimization
  • Advisors:  Robert Frank, Ashwini Deo
  • Currently: Computational Linguistics at Ntrepid Corp


Ilkyu Kim

Mark Tiede

  • Dissertation: An MRI-based morphological approach to vocal tract area function estimation
  • Advisor: 
  • Currently: Haskins Laboratories, Senior Scientist



Argyro Katsika

Yuan-Chen Jenny Yang

  • Dissertation: An Information Structure Approach to Passives: With Special Focus on Mandarin Chinese and Taiwanese Southern Min
  • Advisor:  Laurence Horn
  • Currently:  Rutgers (Assistant Teaching Professor)


Scott McClure


Rajdip Dhillon

  • Dissertation: Stress and Tone in Indo-Aryan Languages
  • Advisor:  Darya Kavitskaya

Jennifer Mack


Erich Round

Michael Proctor

Jodi Reich

William Salmon


Thomas Conners

Man Gao

  • Dissertation: Mandarin Tones: An Articulatory Phonology Account
  • Advisor:  Louis Goldstein

Minjung Son


Chao Li

Hosung Nam

Stefania Marin


Mariko Yanagawa

  • Dissertation: Articulatory Timing in First and Second Language: A Cross-Linguistic Study
  • Advisor:  Louis Goldstein



Petra Burkhardt


Kuniyoshi Ishikawa

  • Dissertation: Predicates, Events, and Discourse: Representing the So-called Head-Internal relative Construction in Japanese
  • Advisor:  Laurence Horn
  • Currently: Meiji University (Associate Professor

Marianne Pouplier


Iris Smorodinsky

  • Dissertation: Schwas with and without Active Gestural Control
  • Advisor:  Louis Goldstein
  • Currently: Georgetown University (Associate Teaching Professor)


K. David Harrison

  • Dissertation: Topics in the Phonology and Morphology of Tuvan
  • Advisor:  Stephen Anderson
  • Currently: Swarthmore College (Professor)

Seungja Choi

William A. Vance

  • Dissertation: The Rigvedic temporal vocabulary, with linguistic notes on some related Indo-European words
  • Advisor: Stanley Insler


1999 Bryan Gick

  • Dissertation: Articulatory Basis of Syllable Structure: A Study of English Glides and Liquids
  • Advisor: Louis Goldstein
  • Currently:  Universtiy of British Columbia


1999 Douglas N. Honorof
The Effect of Explicit Articulatory Training on Adult Gestural Acquisition (Louis Goldstein)

1999 Lizanne Kaiser
Morphosyntax of Clausal Nominalization Constructions (Stephen Anderson)

1997 Yuki Takatori
A Study of Phonological Constraint in Slavic Phonology (William Mahota/Draga Zec)

1996 Miles Beckwith
The Greek Reduplicated Aorist (B. Vine)

1996 M. David Greenspon
On Reflexives and Middles (Laurence Horn)

1996 Parviz Parsafar
Spatial Prepositions in Modern Persian (Laurence Horn)

1995  Rosanne H. Pelletier
Aspects of the Syntax and Morphology of Telugu (Laurence Horn)

1994  Cleo Condoravdi
Descriptions in Context (Donka Farkas)

1994  Sun-Hee Kim
Division of Labor between Grammar and Pragmatics: The Distribtuion and Interpretation of Anaphora (Laurence Horn)

1994  Simon Kimani Njogu
Discourse in East African Dialogue Poetry: A Sociolinguistic Approach (A. Biersteker)

1993  Margaret Hall Dunn
The Phonetics and Phonology of Geminate Consonants: Evidence from Finnish and Italian (Louis Goldstein)

1993  Martha Wang Gallagher
A Study of Reduplicatives in the Chu Cí  (Hugh Stimson)

1993  Elizabeth C. Zsiga
Features, Gestures & the Temporal Aspects of Phonological Organization (Louis Goldstein)

1992  Caroline L. Smith
The Temporal Organization of Vowel and Consonant Gestures  (Louis Goldstein)

1992  Peter Hendriks
History & Development of Nominal Predication in 8th Century Japanese (S. Martin)

1991  Andre M. Cooper
An Articulatory Account of Aspiration in English (Louis Goldstein)

1990  Sung Bom Lee
On the Form and Interpretation of Inflectional Anaphora (Donka Farkas)


1989  Harriet S. Magen
Acoustic Study of Vowel-Vowel Coarticulation in English (Louis Goldstein)

1989  Rena A. Krakow
Articulatory Organization of Syllables: Kinematic Analysis of Labial and Velar Gestures (Louis Goldstein)

1988  Suzanne E. Boyce
The Influence of Phonological Structure on Articulatory Organization in Turkish and English: Vowel Harmony and Coarticularion (Louis Goldstein)

1987  Sharon Y. Manuel
Acoustic & Perceptual Consequences of V-V Coarticulation in Three Bantu Languages (Louis Goldstein)

1985  Alexander C. Lehrman
Simple Thematic Imperfectives in Anatolian and Indo-European (Warren Cowgill)

1985  Charles E. Hoequist, Jr.
A Comparative Study of Linguistic Rhythm (Louis Goldstein)

1985  Greer Watson
Pronouns and Prepositional Phrases (Laurence Horn)

1984  Donald A. Ringe, Jr.
Perfect Tense in Greek Inscriptions (Warren Cowgill)

1984  Leon A. Serafim
Shondu: The Prehistory of a Northern Ryukyuan Dialect in Japanese (Samuel E. Martin)

1982  Janet Elaine Gertz
The Nominative-Accusative Neuter Plural in Anatolian (Warren Cowgill)

1982  Karen E. Sandness
The Evolution of the Japnese Past and Perfect Particles in the Muromati Periods (Samuel E. Martin)

1982  Michael A. Covington
Syntactic Theory in the Late Middle Ages: Modernistic Models of Sentence Structure (Rulon Wells)

1982  Doug Whalen
Perceptual Effects of Phonetic Mismatches (Louis Goldstein)


1979  May Chao Shih
Methods for Diagnosing Subsystems of L2 Grammars  

1979  William H. Cook
A Grammar of North Carolina Cherokee (Floyd Lounsbury)

1977  Andrea G. Levitt
The Effects of Clause Structure on Memory for Sentences

1977  Stephanie Wroth Jamison
The -aya- Verbal Formations in Vedic Sanskrit (Stanley Insler)

1975  J. Marshall Unger
Studies in Early Japanese Morphophonemics   (Samuel Martin)

1975  Ronald W. Beukema
A Grammatical Sketch of Chimborazo Quicha   (Floyd Lounsbury)

1975  Samuel R. Ramsey, Jr.
Accent and Morphology in Korean Dialects (Samuel Martin)

1975  Shigeru Tsuchida
Reconstruction of Proto-Tsouic Phonology   (Isidore Dyen)

1974  Jared S. Klein
The Particle u in the Riqveda   (Stanley Insler)

1974  Curtis D. McFarland
The Dialects of the Bikol Area   (Isidore Dyen)

1974  Marianne Mithun
A Grammar of Tuscarora (Floyd Lounsbury)

1974  Paul D. Black
Lowland East Cushitic: Reconstruction & Subgrouping   (Isidore Dyen)

1974  Thomas G. Dieterich
Non-pronominal Anaphora and Specificity in English (Rulon Wells)

1973  Bernd Nothofer
The Reconstruction of Proto-Malayo-Javanic   (Isidore Dyen)

1973  Clifford Abbott
Derivations of English Infinitives (Rulon Wells)

1973  William M. Christie, Jr.
A Stratificational View of Linguistic Change (Sydney Lamb)

1972  Paul Alexander Humez
The Vocalic System of Modern Standard French

1971  Hans Henrich Hock
The So-Called AeoIic Inflection of the Greek Contract Verbs (Warren Cowgill)

1971  Jorge E. Hankamer
Constraints on Deletion Rules in Syntax

1970  Delagnel H. Roop
A Grammar of the Lisu Language (William Cornyn)

1970 David Francis
Greek Disyllabic Roots: The Aorist Formations (Warren Cowgill)

1970 David C. Bennett
Spatial & Temporal Uses of English Presuppositions


1969 H. Christoph Wolfart
An Outline of Plains Cree Morphology (Floyd Lounsbury)

1969 Yoshihiko Ikegami
The Semiotic Structure of the English Verbs of Motion

1968 Elizabeth W. Barber
The Computer-Aided Analysis of Undeciphered Ancient Texts

1968 Sarah Thomason
Noun Suffixation in Serbo-Croatian Dialects (Alexander Schenker)

1967 Andrew L. Sihler
On the Phonemic Status of the Proto-Indoeuropean Resonants (Warren Cowgill)

1967 Henry E. Rogers
The Phonology And Morphology Of Sherbro

1967 John Guy Fought
A Grammar of Chortí

1967 Paul H. Voorhis
A Grammar of Kickapoo

1966 Frederick J. Damerau
Empirical Investigation of Statistically Generated Sentences

1966 Raimo Anttila
Proto-Indoeuropean Schwa-ablaut (Warren Cowgill)

1966  Adam Makkai
The idiom structure of English (Rulon Wells)

1965 John U. Wolff
Syntax of Cebuano Bisayari   (Isidore Dyen)

1964 Valerie Becker Makkai
Verb structures of Modern Literary Arabic and Lebanese Colloquial Arabic

1964 W. Keith Percival
A Grammar of Toba-Batak   (Isidore Dyen)

1964 Alan M. Stevens
A Grammar of Madurese   (Isidore Dyen)

1964 Kay R.M. Williamson
The Kolokuma dialect of Ijo   (Bernard Bloch)

1962 Samuel Jay Keyser
The Dialect of Samuel Worcester  (Helge Kökeritz)

1961 John J. Chew, Jr.
A transformational analysis of the syntax of Colloquial Japanese

1960  George Cardona
The Indo-European thematic aorists   (Warren Cowgill)

1960 Karl M.D. Rosen
Greek loans in Latin through the period of the Republic

1960 Herbert Landar
Navaho syntax (Floyd Lounsbury)


1959 Hugh M. Stimson
The Chung-yüan yin yüng: A study in an Early Mandarin phonological system

1958 Wallace Chafe
Seneca morphology

1958 Robert A. Bays
Tense and aspect in Spanish

1958 Franklin Southworth
An experiment in the comparative method based on four modern Indic languages

1957  Warren Cowgill
The Indoeuropean longavowel preterites

1955 John C. Street
Outline grammar of the language of the Secret History of the Mongols

1955 Betty J. Sheft
Grammatical method in Pivini

1955 Roderick Ross Macdonald
Russian prepositions

1955 Warren Held
The relative sentence in Hittite

1955 Kun Chng
The Kathinavastu (study of a Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit text)

1954 Lawrence C. Thompson
Grammar of South Vietnamese

1954 Richard B. Noss
Outline of Siamese grammar

1953 Alfred Sheldon Wise
Russian noun suffixation

1953 Alexander Schenker
Nominal inflection in modern colloquial Polish

1953 Howard B. Garey

1950  Andrew H. Yarrow

1950  Eleanor H. Jorden

1950  Samuel E. Martin

Notable Linguists Awarded Yale Degrees in Other Fields

1963 Paul Postal
(PhD Anthropology): Some Syntactic Rules in Mohawk

1963 Stanley Insler
(PhD Far Eastern Languages & Literatures)

1955 Harold C. Conklin
(PhD Anthropology)

1949 Floyd G. Lounsbury
(PhD Anthropology): Comparative Iroquoian Morphology

1939 Charles F. Hockett
(PhD Anthropology): A Descriptive Grammar of the Potawatomi Language

1935 Mary Haas
(PhD Anthropology): A Grammar of the Tunica Language

1933 Walter Dyk
(PhD Anthropology): A Grammar of Wishram

1933 Morris Swadesh
(PhD Anthropology): The Internal Economy of the Nootka Word

1933 Stanley Stewart Newman
(PhD Anthropology): A Grammatical Sketch of Yokuts

1778  Noah Webster (BA)