Associate Professor

Emily Manetta, Associate Professor of Linguistics and 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.

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


Office Location:

514 Williams Hall

Office Hours:

On sabbatical 2019-20 available at