Ph.D. Alumni

2019

Sean Gleason

Alysia Harris

  • Dissertation: The non-aspectual meaning of African American English ‘aspectual’ markers
  • Advisors: Ashwini Deo and Claire Bowern
  • Position:  Spoken work Poet and Editor Scalawag Magazine

Ryan Kasak

Luke Lindemann

2018

Natalie Schrimpf

Sara Sanchez-Alonso

2017

Leandro Bolaños

Shira Calamar0

Gregg Castellucci

Yao-ying Lai

Sabina Matyiku

2016

Jason Zentz

Nicole Palffy-Muhoray

2015

E-Ching Ng

2014

Emily Gasser

Kelly Nedwick

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

Michael Freedman

  • Dissertation: Frozen scope and grammatical optimization
  • Advisors:  Robert Frank
  • Position: Computational Linguist at Ntrepid Corp
     

2013

Ilkyu Kim

Mark Tiede

 

2012

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
  • PositionAssistant Teaching Professor, Rutgers

2011

Scott McClure

2010

Rajdip Dhillon

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

Jennifer Mack

2009

Erich Round

Michael Proctor

Jodi Reich

William Salmon

2008

Thomas Conners

Man Gao

  • Dissertation: Mandarin tones: An articulatory phonology account
  • Advisor:  Louis Goldstein

Minjung Son

2007

Chao Li

Hosung Nam

Stefania Marin

2006

Mariko Yanagawa

  • Dissertation: Articulatory timing in first and second language: A cross-linguistic study
  • Advisor:  Louis Goldstein

2004

Petra Burkhardt Schumacher

2003

Kuniyoshi Ishikawa

  • Dissertation: Predicates, events, and discourse: representing the so-called head-internal relative construction in Japanese
  • Advisor:  Laurence Horn
  • Position: Associate Professor, Meiji University

Marianne Pouplier

2002

Iris Smorodinsky

  • Dissertation: Schwas with and without active gestural control
  • Advisor:  Louis Goldstein
  • Position: Associate Teaching Professor, Georgetown University

2000

K. David Harrison

Seungja Choi

William A. Vance

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

1999

Bryan Gick

Douglas N. Honorof

Lizanne Kaiser

  • Dissertation: Morphosyntax of clausal nominalization constructions
  • Advisor: Stephen Anderson
  • Position Linguistic Consultant at Lexicon Branding, Inc., California USA

1997

Yuki Takatori

1996

Miles Beckwith

M. David Greenspon

  • Dissertation: On reflexives and middles
  • Advisor: Laurence Horn

Parviz Parsafar

1995

Rosanne H. Pelletier

  • Dissertation: Aspects of the syntax and morphology of Telugu
  • Advisor: Laurence Horn

1994

Cleo Condoravdi

Sun-Hee Kim

  • Dissertation: Division of labor between grammar and pragmatics: The distribtuion and interpretation of anaphora
  • Advisor: (Laurence Horn)

Simon Kimani Njogu

  • Dissertation: Discourse in East African dialogue poetry: a sociolinguistic approach
  • Advisor: A. Biersteker
  • Position: Director of Twaweza Communications and former Associate Professor of African languages at Kenyatta University in Kenya

1993

Margaret Hall Dunn

  • Dissertation: The phonetics and phonology of geminate consonants: Evidence from Finnish and Italian
  • Advisor: Louis Goldstein

Martha Wang Gallagher

  • Dissertation: A Study of reduplicatives in the Chu Cí
  • Advisor: Hugh Stimson
  • PositionProfessor of Chinese, U.S. Miltary Academy, West Point, NY (Retired)

Elizabeth C. Zsiga

1992

Peter Hendriks

  • Dissertation: History & development of nominal predication in 8th century Japanese
  • Advisor: S. Martin
  • PositionAssistant Professor of East Asian Languages, University of Wisconsin

Caroline L. Smith

1991

Andre M. Cooper

  • Dissertation: An articulatory account of aspiration in English
  • Advisor: Louis Goldstein
  • Position: Adjunct Professor, College of William and Mary

1990

Sung Bom Lee

  • Dissertation: On the form and interpretation of inflectional anaphora
  • Advisor: Donka Farkas
  • Position: Assistant Professor of Linguistics, Seoul, Korea

1989

Harriet S. Magen

Rena A. Krakow

1988

Suzanne E. Boyce

1987

Sharon Y. Manuel

  • Dissertation: Acoustic & perceptual consequences of V-V coarticulation in three Bantu languages
  • Advisor: Louis Goldstein
  • Position: Assistant Professor, Wayne State University, Dept of Speech

1985

Alexander C. Lehrman

  • Dissertation: Simple thematic imperfectives in Anatolian and Indo-European
  • Advisor: Warren Cowgill
  • Position: Associate Professor, University of Delaware,  Deceased: October 10, 2011, 

Charles E. Hoequist, Jr.

  • Dissertation: A comparative study of linguistic rhythm
  • Advisor: Louis Goldstein
  • Position: Researcher, Cambridge University, Department of Engineering, Deceased: June 7, 2018,

Greer Watson

  • Dissertation: Pronouns and prepositional phrases
  • Advisor: Laurence Horn
  • Position: Researcher, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, Toronto

1984

Donald A. Ringe, Jr.

Leon A. Serafim

1982

Janet Elaine Gertz

  • Dissertation: The nominative-accusative neuter plural in Anatolian
  • Advisor: Warren Cowgill
  • Position: Director for Preservation for Columbia University Libraries

Karen E. Sandness

  • Dissertation: The evolution of the Japnese past and perfect particles in the Muromati periods
  • Advisor: Samuel E. Martin
  • Position: Assistant Professor, Linfield College, Oregon

Michael A. Covington

Doug Whalen

1979

May Chao Shih

  • Dissertation: Methods for diagnosing ubsystems of L2 grammars
  • Position: Assistant Professor of English, San Francisco State University

William H. Cook

  • Dissertation: A grammar of North Carolina Cherokee 
  • Advisor: Floyd Lounsbury
  • Position: Guest Professor of English, University of Sofia, Bulgaria

1978

Andrea G. Levitt

  • Dissertation: The effects of clause structure on memory for sentences
  • Position: Professor Emerita of French and Linguistics, Wellesly College

1977

Stephanie Wroth Jamison

1975

J. Marshall Unger

Donald W. Beukema

Samuel R. Ramsey, Jr.

Shigeru Tsuchida

1974

Jared S. Klein

Curtis D. McFarland

Marianne Mithun

Paul D. Black

Thomas G. Dieterich

  • Dissertation: Non-pronominal anaphora and specificity in English 
  • Advisor: Rulon Wells
  • Position: Professor of Applied Linguistics Portland State College

1973

Bernd Nothofer

Clifford Abbott

William M. Christie, Jr.

1972

Paul Alexander Humez

  • Dissertation: The vocalic system of Modern Standard French
  • Position: Free Lance Writer

1971

Hans Henrich Hock

Jorge E. Hankamer

1970

Delagnel H. Roop

  • Dissertation: A grammar of the Lisu language 
  • Advisor: William Cornyn
  • Position: Professor Emeritus, University of Hawaii, Department of Indo-Pacific Languages

David Francis

  • Dissertation: Greek disyllabic roots: The aorist formations 
  • Advisor: Warren Cowgill
  • Position Professor of Classics, University of Texas, Deceased

David C. Bennett

1969

H. Christoph Wolfart

Yoshihiko Ikegami

  • Dissertation: The semiotic structure of the English verbs of motion
  • Position: Professor, University of Tokyo

1968

Elizabeth W. Barber

Sarah Thomason

1967

Andrew L. Sihler

  • Dissertation: On the phonemic status of the Proto-Indoeuropean resonants
  • Advisor: Warren Cowgill
  • Position: Professor of Linguistics, University of Wisconsin–Madison

Henry E. Rogers

  • Dissertation: The phonology and morphology of Sherbro
  • Position: Professor, University of Toronto, Deceased: February 2, 2010

John Guy Fought

  • DissertationA grammar of Chortí
  • Position: Professor of Linguistics, University of Pennsylvania

Paul H. Voorhis

  • DissertationA grammar of Kickapoo
  • Position: Emeritus Professor of Native Studies and Languages, Brandon University, Manitoba

1966

Frederick J. Damerau

  • Dissertation: Empirical investigation of statistically generated sentences
  • Position Researcher, IBMThomas J. Watson, Deceased: January 27, 2009,

Raimo Anttila

Adam Makkai

1965

John U. Wolff

1964

Valerie Becker Makkai

  • Dissertation: Verb structures of Modern Literary Arabic and Lebanese Colloquial Arabic
  • Position: Professor Emerita, University of Illinois at Chicago

W. Keith Percival

Alan M. Stevens

Kay R.M. Williamson

1962

Samuel Jay Keyser

1961

John J. Chew, Jr.

1960

George Cardona

  • Dissertation: The Indo-European thematic aorists 
  • Advisor: Warren Cowgill
  • Position: Professor Emeritus of Linguistics and South Asian Studies, University of Pennsylvania

Karl M.D. Rosen

  • Dissertation: Greek loans in Latin through the period of the Republic
  • Position: Professor in Classics and Linguistics, University of Kansas, Deceased: July 19, 2018,

Herbert Landar

  • Dissertation: Navaho syntax
  • Advisor: Floyd Lounsbury
  • Position: Professor of Linguistics, English and Anthropology, California State University of Los Angeles, Deceased: February 3, 2003

1959

Hugh M. Stimson

  • Dissertation: The Chung-yüan yin yüng: A study in an Early Mandarin phonological system 
  • Position: Yale University (Professor Emeritus), Deceased, January 24, 2011

1958

Wallace Chafe

  • Dissertation: Seneca morphology
  • Position Professor of Linguistics University of California, Santa Barbara,  Deceased: February 3, 2019

Robert A. Bays

  • Dissertation: Tense and aspect in Spanish

Franklin Southworth

  • Dissertation: An experiment in the comparative method based on four modern Indic languages
  • Position: Professor Emeritus of South Asian Linguistics,  University of Pennsylvania

1957

Warren Cowgill

  • Dissertation: The Indo-european longavowel preterites
  • Position:  Professor of Linguistics, Yale University,  Deceased: 1985,

1955

John C. Street

Betty J. Sheft

  • Dissertation: Grammatical method in Pivini

Roderick Ross Macdonald

  • Dissertation: Russian prepositions

Warren Held

  • Dissertation: The relative sentence in Hittite

Kun Chng

  • Dissertation: The Kathinavastu (study of a Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit text)

1954

Lawrence C. Thompson

  • Dissertation: Grammar of South Vietnamese
  • Position:  Professor of Linguistics, University of Hawaii, Deceased: 2009,

Richard B. Noss

  • Dissertation: Outline of Siamese grammar

1953

Alfred Sheldon Wise

  • Dissertation: Russian noun suffixation

Alexander Schenker

  • Dissertation: Nominal inflection in modern colloquial Polish
  • Position:  Professor of Slavic Languages and Literature, Yale University, Deceased:  August 21, 2019

Howard B. Garey

  • Dissertation: The historical development of tenses from Late Latin to Old French
  • Position: Professor, Yale University, Deceased: September 27, 2014,

1950

Andrew H. Yarrow

  • Dissertation: 

Eleanor H. Jorden

  • Dissertation:   
  • Advisor: Bernard Block
  • Position:  Chairman of the Department of East Asian Languages at the U.S. State Department’s Foreign Service Institute, Deceased: February 18, 2009

Samuel E. Martin

  • Dissertation: Japanese morphophonemics
  • Advisor: Bernard Bloch
  • Position:  Professor of Far Eastern Linguistics, Yale University, Deceased: November 28, 2009

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)