Adam Ussishkin

University of Arizona

Adam Ussishkin received his PhD from the University of California, Santa Cruz in 2000 with a focus in formal phonology and morphology. He is currently Associate Professor in the Department of Linguistics at the University of Arizona. He also holds appointments in Judaic Studies and Cognitive Science. His current research focuses on experimental approaches to investigating Semitic languages. A primary goal of this research is developing a deeper understanding of the role of traditional nonconcatenative morphological elements in lexical access and how they interact with well-known psycholinguistic variables such as frequency, familiarity, and similarity. His lab is currently working on developing and testing the innovative auditory masked priming methodology for research in spoken word recognition, and is also involved in a long-term language documentation project for Maltese.