Core Faculty | Linguistics | SIU

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Core Faculty

Karen Baertsch

Associate Professor

Education: Ph.D., Indiana University
Interests: Phonology, phonetics, historical linguistics, dialectology, Central Asian languages, language acquisition

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Vicki Carstens

Professor & Chair

Interests: My research area is generativist syntax, with a focus on African languages. Much of it explores the theoretical implications of agreement and word order phenomena within the framework of Noam Chomsky's Minimalist framework. My articles have appeared in the journals Linguistic Inquiry, Syntax, The Linguistic Review, and Natural Language and Linguistic Theory. (See published works.)

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Laura Halliday

Clinical Professor

Education: Ph.D., Southern Illinois University at Carbondale.
Interests: TESOL theory and methods, ESL writing, pedagogical grammar.

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Katherine Martin

Assistant Professor

Education: Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh
Interests: My research focuses on second language acquisition, particularly English as a second language (ESL). My most recent work examines reading and literacy skills in a second language, and I am additionally interested in vocabulary learning, morphological awareness, cross-linguistic transfer, and cognitive individual differences.

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Shannon McCrocklin

Assistant Professor

Education: Ph.D., Iowa State University

Interests: Acquisition of second language phonology, including factors that affect acquisition such as learner autonomy, identity, and anxiety, methods for second language pronunciation teaching, and technology in language learning/teaching.

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Jeffrey Punske

Assistant Professor

Education: Ph.D., University of Arizona.
Interests: My work primarily focuses on syntactic, morphological, and semantic phenomena within the framework of Distributed Morphology. I focus particularly on nominalization, compounding, verb particles, and idiom across numerous languages.

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Itxaso Rodríguez-Ordóñez

Assistant Professor

Itxaso Rodríguez-Ordóñez

Education: Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Interests: Contact-induced linguistic phenomena within the intersection between sociolinguistics, typology, and language acquisitions.

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