Dr. Johanna Rubba


Linguistics Minor Advisor
Chair – Linguistics Committee

Office:   Bldg. 47-35B
Phone:   756-2184

faculty office hours

Upcoming Courses

(subject to change)

Spring 2016


Fall 2016

ENGL 290 Introduction to Linguistics
ENGL 495 Topics in Applied Language Study

Winter 2017


Spring 2017



Ph.D. Linguistics, University of California, San Diego, 1993
M.A.  Applied Linguistics (Theory Emphasis), Southern Illinois University, 1985
B.A.  Language Studies, Douglass College, Rutgers University, 1975 

Teaching and Research Interests

Introductory Linguistics
Linguistics and Language Arts
History of the English Language
Language and Gender
Linguistic analysis of literature
Cognitive Linguistics 

Selected Publications

2009. “The Dream as Blend in David Lynch’s Mulholland Drive.New Directions in Cognitive Linguistics,  Vyvyan Evans and Stephanie Pourcel, eds. John Benjamins

2003. “Birds of Cal Poly Land.” In Cal Poly Land: A Field Guide, ed. Steven Marx. Cal Poly Land Centennial Seminar.

2002. "A Review of the National Literacy Strategy: Grammar for Writing." Syntax in the Schools, Vol. 19, No. 1, 1-7.

2001. "Introflection." Language Typology and Language Universals, An International Handbook, Martin Haspelmath,  Ekkehard Konig, Wulf Oesterreicher, Wolfgang Raible, eds. Mouton De Gruyter

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