Faculty and Postdoctoral Fellows


Faculty members are full-time members of the department who have considerable research expertise in their subject field. They supervise our graduate students, are members of professional organizations and university committees, participate in public events and are committed to the overall strength of the Department of Linguistics at Memorial University.

Dr. Phil Branigan Dr. Phil Branigan

Department Head

Dr. Julie Brittain Dr. Julie Brittain

Associate Professor

Dr. Paul DeDecker Dr. Paul DeDecker

Associate Professor, Fogo Island Fellow

Dr. Carrie Dyck Dr. Carrie Dyck

Associate Professor

Dr. Sara Mackenzie Dr. Sara Mackenzie

Associate Professor

Dr. Yvan Rose Dr. Yvan Rose 

Associate Professor

Dr. Maureen Scheidnes Dr. Maureen Scheidnes      

Assistant Professor

Dr. Gerard Van Herk Dr. Gerard Van Herk

Associate Professor

Dr. Nicholas Welch

Assistant Professor

Dr. Douglas Wharram 
Dr. Douglas Wharram

Assistant Professor

Per Course Instructors 

Gladstone Deklu

Laura Howell

Sarah Kristian
  • Office: SN3068 and SN4044
  • Telephone: (709) 864-2117 and (709) 864-3391
  • Email: sarahk@mun.ca

Professors Emeriti

Dr. Vit Bubenik
University Research Professor

Dr. Sandra Clarke 
University Research Professor

Dr. John Hewson 
Henrietta Harvey Professor

Dr. Marguerite MacKenzie

Dr. Derek Nurse 
Henrietta Harvey Professor

Adjunct Professor 

Dr. Sarah Rose 


Department of Linguistics

230 Elizabeth Ave, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1B 3X9

Postal Address: P.O. Box 4200, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1C 5S7

Tel: (709) 864-8000