Chair and Professor

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.

Areas of Expertise and/or Research

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

Education

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

Contact

Office Location:

514 Williams Hall

Office Hours:

T 12:00-1:00 via Teams , or email for appointment