Professor of Linguistics and Archaeology, Emerita (1969-2007)
B.A., Bryn Mawr College; M.A., Ph.D., Yale University
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Dr. Barber taught basic linguistic structure; language and the brain; historical and archaeological linguistics, Neolithic and Bronze Age Old World archaeology; ancient Greek; and first year writing.

Dr. Barber is a former member of the Language department, Anthropology department, the Cognitive Science advisory committee, and the Classics advisory committee (co-chair). She also served as the chair of non-Romance half of the Language department from 1990-97. 

She is the director of the Oxy Folk and Historical Dance Troupe, a position she's held since 1971.