Alan Munn
(517) 355-7491

B406 Wells Hall
619 Red Cedar Rd
East Lansing, MI 48824

FacultyLinguistics, Languages, and Cultures

Associate Professor


Ph.D., University of Maryland, College Park

Alan Munn works on syntactic theory, especially on the interface between syntax and semantics. He also does work in psycholinguistics, particularly in the area of on-line syntactic comprehension studies and aphasia. His recent research interests have focused on the syntax, semantics and psycholinguistics of coordinate structures; agreement; comparative syntax and LF, parts of which have been published in Linguistic Inquiry, Natural Language Semantics and The Linguistic Review as well as various conference proceedings. He has a strong interest in cognitive science including both psycholinguistics and computational linguistics.

University News

English Graduate Receives College’s Outstanding Senior Award
Published May 12, 2020 in College of Arts & Letters
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Abby Jaroszewicz, who graduated this spring with a B.A. in English, a minor in Linguistics, and a minor in Women and Gender Studies, is this year’s recipient of the College of Arts &…Read now »
UURAF First Place Winners Announced
Published April 11, 2019 in College of Arts & Letters
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Several College of Arts & Letters students received first-place awards for their research and creative scholarship presented at the 21st Annual University Undergraduate Research and Arts…Read now »
English Undergrad Leads Research in Linguistics
Published December 18, 2018 in College of Arts & Letters
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Abby Jaroszewicz, a sophomore English major, Citizen Scholar, and Honors College student, is doing linguistics research on children’s books at the MSU Language Acquisition Lab under…Read now »
Impacting Childhood Research
Published December 2, 2015 in College of Arts & Letters
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After taking the Children’s Language Acquisition course taught by Cristina Schmitt, Honors College and linguistics and neuroscience major Mina Hirzel found something she was truly interested…Read now »