Professor of Linguistics
Deputy Dean of the Humanities
Chair, Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures

Mailing address:
Department of Linguistics
University of Chicago
1115 E. 58th St.
Chicago, IL 60637 USA

Office: Rosenwald 205C
Office phone: +1 (773) 702-8523
Department fax: +1 (773) 834-0924
My email is merchant [at-sign] uchicago [dot] edu

Office hours, Winter quarter 2016: Wednesdays 2-3pm (and) by appointment.

Languages taught at the University of Chicago

"A [linguistic] theory may be tested by its capacity for dealing with puzzles, and it is a wholesome plan, in thinking about [linguistics], to stock the mind with as many puzzles as possible, since these serve much the same purpose as is served by experiments in physical science.''
(Bertrand Russell, 1905, "On denoting", Mind, pp.484f., with my substitution of "linguistic(s)" for his "logic(al)")