Professor and Chair

Emily Manetta, 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, verb 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.




In the News:

Dr. Emily Manetta Promoted to Full Professor

Areas of Expertise and/or Research

theoretical syntax, languages of South Asia (primarily Indic), Romani


  • Ph.D., University of California, Santa Cruz, 2006
  • B.A. Swarthmore College


Office Location:

UHeights North 034B

Office Hours:

Fall 2021: M 12:00-1-00 pm & by appointment