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New faculty join SB linguistics: Sandhya Sundaresan and Thomas McFadden

Dr. Sandhya Sundaresan and Dr. Thomas McFadden will be joining our department in the upcoming academic year. 

Dr. Sundaresan joins us as the Anandavalli and Dr. G. Swaminathan Endowed Research Professor in Tamil and Assistant Professor of Linguistics. Her research focuses on syntax, in particular on Dravidian syntax, and she conducts fieldwork on Tamil varieties. 

Dr. McFadden also joins us as Associate Professor of Linguistics. His research focuses on syntax, morphology, and historical linguistics, and he works primarily on Germanic languages and Tamil.