Paul D. Fallon is fascinated by the sound patterns of language and how they interact with other aspects of language, including how they change through time. His other interests include writing systems and dictionaries. Dr. Fallon’s research focuses on the mental representation of sound, the grammar of the Blin language of Eritrea, and the historical-comparative reconstruction of the Cushitic languages. His most frequently taught courses include Introduction to Linguistics, Introduction to Phonology, Introduction to Morphology, and the History of the English Language. His most recent seminars include “The Quest for Phonological Features” and “Endangered Languages.”
B.S., M.S., Georgetown University; M.A., Ph.D., The Ohio State University. UMW Directory Profile.