Sameer ud Dowla Khan
Professor of Linguistics
Division of Philosophy, Religion, Psychology, and Linguistics
Sameer joined the Linguistics Department at Reed College in 2012. His research interests lie in phonetics and phonology, areas that cover the physical attributes of speech sounds, the complex patterns they form, and the abstract representations they embody in our mental grammars. His publications focus on intonation, voice quality, and reduplication, with a particular interest in the languages of South Asia and Mesoamerica. Every year, he teaches phonetics, phonology, and half of the introductory course on formal linguistics. In selected years, he also teaches advanced courses on intonation, laboratory phonology, phonological knowledge, field methods, and South Asian languages. He serves as the director of the Lab of Linguistics, where faculty and students conduct research on diverse languages and their varieties.