Emily Manetta, Associate Professor of Linguistics and incoming Chair of the Department of Anthropology, received her B.A. from Swarthmore College in Philadelphia and her Ph.D. from the University of California, Santa Cruz in Linguistics. Her dissertation, based on linguistic field work with a Kashmiri refugee community, featured a comparative analysis of the syntax of questions in Kashmiri and Hindi-Urdu. Her current research focuses on the syntax of South Asian languages, and she has a particular interest in A-bar movement and ellipsis phenomena. Dr. Manetta is involved in the continuing development of linguistics courses at UVM, teaching Introduction to Syntax, Semantics, Linguistic Anthropology, and Advanced Topics in Linguistics.
Associate Professor & Chair
Areas of Expertise and/or Research
theoretical syntax, sociolinguistics, Indic languages and languages of South Asia
- Ph.D., University of California, Santa Cruz, 2006
- B.A. Swarthmore College
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