Cecile McKee, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Linguistics, University of Arizona
[also appointed in Department of Psychology, Cognitive Science Program, SLAT Program]


Communication 316


My teaching emphasizes inter-disciplinary approaches. I regularly teach LING and HNRS 195, LING 341 (cross-listed with PSYC and SLHS), LING 432 (cross-listed with PHIL and PSYC), and two graduate courses on child language. My research emphasizes syntactic development and children's processing mechanisms. I'm interested in both universals and particulars that are evident during children's convergence on the adult grammar. My main collaborators are Merrill Garrett (Pyschology, U. of Arizona), Sam Supalla (Disability/Psychoeducation Studies, U. of Arizona), Dana McDaniel (Linguistics, U. of Southern Maine), Sigridur Sigurjonsdottir (Icelandic Linguistics, U. of Iceland), and Maider Huarte (Language and Didactics, Begoņako Andra Mari College of Education, Spain).

I also raise puppies for service dog organizations, and am currently connected to Guide Dogs for the Blind. I've also raised for Canine Companions for Independence. The Tucson GDB raising club is also affiliated with 4H. If you're a UA student and interested in learning more, email me or visit Paws for the Cause.