Dr. Daniel Ross, Linguist

Faroe Islands
Mykines, Faroe Islands

About me

I am a Lecturer of Linguistics at the University of California, Riverside. I completed my Ph.D. at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign about morphosyntactic typology and theory. I am also the webmaster for the Association for Linguistic Typology.

I study theoretical linguistics while maintaining a strong base in typology, and work toward a general understanding of how language works, or more specifically how language can work. My research centers around the relationship between Morphosyntax and Semantics. I have research interests in Syntax, Semantics, Morphology, Typology, Historical Linguistics, Psycholinguistics, Language Acquisition and Machine Translation. Please see the research page for a list of my publications and presentations. My interest in Linguistics comes from an interest in learning languages. With any extra time, I enjoy studying languages, and I often include references written in languages other than English in my own work.

When I can, I enjoy traveling. I have spent time in Europe and South America, among other places. I like to take photos while I travel (including the pictures on this page from the Faroe Islands). I also enjoy scuba diving or snorkeling anywhere from Ecuador to Iceland. When I’m on campus but taking time away from academia, I enjoy playing Ultimate Frisbee. I am originally from the Bay Area in California.



Work experience



Email: djross3@gmail.com

I always welcome questions/discussions from students and researchers about Linguistics and other topics. I am also open to the possibility of collaboration with other researchers working in related areas.