Khalil IskarousAssistant Professor
Khalil Iskarous is an Assistant Professor in Linguistics at the University of Southern California. His work focuses on the relationship between abstract phonological patterns and their biophysical realization. Some of the languages he's worked on recently are Russian, Navajo, English, German, and Catalan. He also does experimental work on animals that have muscular systems that resemble the tongue, specifically octopus arms, and worms, to understand how the different movement tasks of these animals dynamically structures their movements in ways similar to how phonology structures tongue movement for speech.