bulchand (at) email.unc.edu
AB Anthropology, Occidental College (1977)
Postbaccalaureate Certificate in Classics, University of North Carolina at Asheville (2001)
Jeff is a student in the Ph.D. program. His area of interest is historical linguistics, chiefly Indo-European and long-range comparison.
mefuller (at) email.unc.edu
BS Mathematical Decision Science, University of North Carolina (2010)
I am currently a first year MA student interested in phonology, phonetics, evolution of language, and computational linguistics – particularly models of language learning.
jkg (at) live.unc.edu
BA International Studies, Croft Institute for International Studies at the University of Mississippi (2009)
MA Linguistics, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (2012)
Kline is a fourth-year student whose main interests are morphology, syntax, and morphosyntax. He is particularly interested in compounding and the morphosyntax of compounds, as well as the Germanic languages.
jengriff (at) email.unc.edu
Jen is a PhD candidate who is mainly interested in dialect variation and phonological models of variation. Her current research involves documenting the phonetic and phonological differences between the various dialects of Sgaw Karen that are spoken by the Karen community in Chapel Hill.
linghix (at) email.unc.edu
BA Linguistics, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (2006)
MA Linguistics, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (2010)
Caleb’s main interest is typology of morphosyntax, especially of grammatical alignment and case marking. Emerging interests include evidentiality, noun incorporation, and the indigenous languages of the northern US and Canada. He passes the time by practicing rare speech sounds.
azjaber (at) live.unc.edu
Aziz is a third-year PhD student. He is interested in formal semantics, the semantics of generics in particular.
melindjj (at) live.unc.edu
BA in Modern Languages (w/ Spanish Concentration) from Univ. of Louisiana at Monroe
Melinda is a first year MA student. Much of her linguistic research has been in English usage in South Korean popular media as a socio-cultural indicator.
powersa (at) email.unc.edu
Anna is a first-year MA student in the BA/MA program. She is interested in phonetics and phonology, particularly the interface between phonology and morphology.
Kayleigh Reyes is a first year MA student. Her research focuses on Sociolinguistics and Sociophonetics, particularly pitch variations related to audience design model, as well as feature economy.
amyrey (at) email.unc.edu
asalgado (at) email.unc.edu
I’m mainly interested in the evolution of Pipil, the southernmost member of the Uto-Aztecan family and the only indigenous language still spoken in El Salvador. More broadly, I’m also very interested in contact linguistics, especially the influence of Spanish in indigenous Mesoamerican languages.
I am a first-year student, interested in computational linguistics and programming languages. I hope to advance my computer programming skills alongside my linguistic studies, in order to pursue a career in the technological field.
BA English and Biblical & Religious Studies, Tabor College (2010)
Kayla is in her second and (if all goes as planned) final year of linguistics graduate study at UNC. She is interested in historical linguistics, code-switching, and dialectal varieties. Her current focus is on the Low German heritage language of the American Mennonites.
BA Psychology, Portland State University (2011)
BA English, Northeast Normal University, China (2012)
zwilkins (at) unc.edu
BA Latin American Studies and Spanish Language, Case Western Reserve University (2011)
2013 Linguistic Institute, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor
Prior to coming to UNC on a Graduate Merit Assistantship, Zachary Wilkins lived a year and a half in Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay and studied at the Universidad de Buenos Aires in Buenos Aires, Argentina. His experiences there have inspired him to pursue an MA in Linguistics at UNC. Zachary’s primary research interests are on pragmatics and language acquisition. In addition, he has been working with Spanish Professor Bruno Estigarribia for the past year on Spanish-Guaraní code-switching.
Siyun is a second year MA student. She’s mainly interested in phonology, second language acquisition and general Chinese linguistics.