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Robin Barr

Linguist in Residence World Languages and Cultures

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  • Linguist in Residence
Prof. Barr holds a PhD in Linguistics from Harvard with concentrations in both Indo-European and psycholinguistics. Her research on morphology involves the relationship between language learning and language change, and she is always happy to hear of new irregular verbs or refinements for wug-tests. Her daughter has been one of her favorite informants, and students are likely to encounter data from her on their problem sets. Prof. Barr is also an avid amateur oboist.


PhD, Linguistics, Harvard University ; MA, Linguistics, Harvard University; BA, Linguistics, Yale University

CAS-World Lang and Cultures
Contact Info
(202) 885-2582

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  • Fall 2018

  • Spring 2019

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