Michael M. T. Henderson


A.B., Middlebury College, 1963 (music)

M.A., Teachers College, Columbia University, 1965 (TEFL)

Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1972 (linguistics). Dissertation: Dari (Kabul Persian) Phonology


Teacher of American history, Spanish, and German, Maret School, (Washington, DC) summers 1960-62

Instructor, Summer Program in English for International Students, University of Pittsburgh, summer 1965

Executive Director, Kabul English Language Center, Kabul, Afghanistan, 1965-68

Lecturer, English for international students, St. Louis, 1968-69

Assistant Professor and Director, Special Courses Division, Department of English, Tripoli, Libya, 1972-73

Assistant Editor, Dictionary of American Regional English, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1973-75

Director, Applied English Center and Assistant Professor of Linguistics, University of Kansas, 1975-79

Associate Professor of Linguistics, University of Kansas, 1979-2000

Chair, Department of Linguistics, University of Kansas, 1984-87, 1997-2000

Professor Emeritus of Linguistics, University of Kansas, 2000-


Some ‘Indic’ features in Pashto. Wisconsin Papers in Linguistics 1.1 (1970)

Use of an Interactive Program in Analyzing Data for a Dialect Dictionary. Computers and the Humanities 9.3 (1975)

Diglossia in Kabul Persian Phonology. Journal of the American Oriental Society 95 (1975)

Redundancy, markedness, and simultaneous constraints in phonology. Language 52.2 (1976)

Modern Persian Verb Morphology. Journal of the American Oriental Society 98.4 (1978)

Stylistic Variation and Underlying Structure. Journal of Linguistics 14 (1978)

Microcomputers and Large Databases. Computers and the Humanities 16 (1982)

Four Varieties of Pashto. Journal of the American Oriental Society 103.3 (1983)

The Interlanguage Notion. Journal of Modern Language Learning 21 (1985)

Two Varieties of Stromboli. Lingua Pranca 1 (1986)

Kabul Persian Verb Stems Revisited. Journal of the American Oriental Society 107 (1987)

Native speakers' judgments of irritation with Spanish speakers' English Interlanguage (with John S. Chappel). Journal of Second Language Studies 34 (1996)


Second Language Acquisition

Interlanguage Phonology

Language Teachers & Phonology

Phonological Theory in Language Teaching

Second Language Acquisition Study Questions SP99

Second Language Acquisition Test Questions SP99

Universal Grammar & SLA


7-305 Final Answers

705 Test 1, F95

705 Test 2, F95

705 Final, F98


Cardinal Vowels

English Vowels

IPA Chart 1998

Sounds & Symbols

Transcription Practice 


Sample Phonology I Term Paper

Sample Phonology II Term Paper

712 Problems

712 Test 2 SP98 answers

712 Missing Stuff SP98

712 Final

712 Final Comments

712 Homework

712 Big Picture

Cognitive Handout

Feature Chart 1998


Phonology I Syllabus and Notes


Phonological Theories

Post-Lexical Phonology

Tier Phonology