Linguistics
Humanities Building, Room 203
651-696-6480
651-696-6428 fax

Professor and Chair

Neill Hall 203
Telephone: 651-696-6480

John Haiman has done research on syntactic change in Germanic languages, the grammar of Hua (Papua New Guinea), iconicity in syntax, the rhaeto-romance languages of Switzerland and Italy, and Khmer. He was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1989 for the study of sarcasm, and is the author of Talk is Cheap and other books.