Karin Michelson

Professor and Chair


Department of Linguistics

609 Baldy Hall

Buffalo NY 14260-1030

Phone: 716-645-2177

Fax: 716-645-3825







List of  doctoral and master's students I have advised or co-advised who have  received degrees from the University at Buffalo.



My B.A. (1975) is from McGill University in MontrŽal, Canada (First Class Joint Honours in Linguistics and Russian). My Ph.D. (1983) is from Harvard University; my thesis was A Comparative Study of Accent in the Five Nationas Iroquoian Languages.


I have taught at three institutions in the United States and Canada. My first position (1979-1983) was at the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario in the Anthroplogy Department, where I was also Director of the Centre for the Research and Teaching of Canadian Native Languages (mostly Iroquoian and Algonquian while I was there). My next position (1982-1989) was in the Linguistics Department at Harvard University. I have taught at the University at Buffalo, The State University of New York since 1989. I have have been chair of the Linguistics Department between 2005 and 2011.