Faculty and Staff

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Faculty

Michael J. Flynn
Mike Flynn Profile
Chair of Linguistics
Interim Director of External Student Fellowships
John E. Sawyer Professor of Liberal Learning
Professor of Linguistics

Michael Flynn received his Ph.D. in Linguistics from the University of Massachusetts in 1981. Before arriving at Carleton, he taught at a number of American colleges and universities, and Nankai University in Tianjin, The People’s Republic of China, and held a Fulbright Fellowship to the Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, The Netherlands. He founded Carleton's Program in Linguistics in 1986. He teaches courses in phonetics and phonology, the structure of Japanese, the evolution of speech, neurolinguistics, the application of linguistic theory to literary study, as well as the introductory survey course. His current research interests focus on articulatory and acoustic phonetics, and Japanese.

Professor Flynn has been a Visiting Professor of Linguistics at Waseda University and Keio University (both in Tokyo), as well as a visiting professor in the Associated Kyoto Program at Doshisha University, Kyoto. He is currently a member of the Faculty Personnel Committee at Carleton. He recently stepped down as Carleton’s Faculty Athletics Director. His writings on Division III athletics can be found here.

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Catherine Fortin
Catherine Fortin Profile
Associate Professor of Linguistics

Cati Fortin received her Ph.D. in Linguistics from the University of Michigan in 2007. Her research, guided by the tenets of generative syntactic inquiry, falls into two main areas: ellipsis and other empirical phenomena situated at the interface of syntax, semantics, pragmatics, and discourse, including nonsententials (a.k.a. sentence 'fragments'), and the syntax and morphosyntax of Indonesian and closely related Austronesian languages, including Minangkabau. Her current research involves Indonesian verb phrase ellipsis and the cartography of the Indonesian IP. In Spring 2014, she is teaching Introduction to Linguistics (LING 110) and Field Methods (LING 280).

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Cherlon Ussery Profile
Assistant Professor of Linguistics

Cherlon received her Ph.D. from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst in 2009. Cherlon’s research focuses on syntax and the syntax-morphology interface. Cherlon’s current research focuses on a cross-linguistic comparison of case and agreement patterns, with a particular emphasis on Icelandic.

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Ania Lubowicz Profile
Visiting Assistant Professor of Linguistics

Staff

TLittle
Tami Little
Administrative Assistant in AMST, ENTS and LING
Administrative Assistant in Women's and Gender Studies

Tami is available to assist Linguistics faculty and majors Monday-Friday between the hours of 9am-4pm during the academic year.

Iris Jastram
Iris Jastram
Reference & Instruc. Librarian for Languages and Literature

Iris is the Reference Librarian who specializes in linguistic issues and is a good person to ask for help when tracking down references.