Contact Information

Office: GH-421

Voice: 657-278-7004

Dept: 657-278-3163

Franz Mueller

Professor / Linguistics Graduate Adviser


I began teaching as a part-time lecturer at CSUF in Spring 1986 while still a graduate student at the University of Southern California.  Having received my Ph.D. from USC in 1991, I became a tenure-track professor here in Fullerton in the same year.  My publications include books on language typology and on the Sundanese language of Java, Indonesia, as well as numerous articles, book chapters, etc.  I have been Coordinator of the Linguistics program for many years and also served as either graduate adviser or undergraduate adviser in linguistics most semesters.


1991, Ph.D., University of Southern California

1987, M.A., University of Southern California

Research Areas

Language typology, Indonesian languages, Syntax, Endangered languages

Courses Regularly Taught

Descriptive linguistics, Sociolinguistics, Syntax, Language structure and language use


Müller-Gotama, Franz.  2001.  Sundanese.  (Languages of the World 369.)  Munich: Lincom Europa. [Grammar]

Müller-Gotama, Franz.  1994.  Grammatical Relations: A Cross-Linguistic Perspective on Their Syntax and Semantics. (Empirical Approaches to Language Typology 11.) Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter. [Theoretical book]

Mueller, Franz.  2012.  “Speech Levels and Language Shift.”  Lacus Forum 38.

Mueller, Franz.  2009.  “Language Shift on Java.”  Lacus Forum 34: 179-185.

Mueller, Franz.  2007.  “Indonesian Morphology.”  In: Alan S. Kaye (ed.). Morphologies of Asia and Africa, vol. 2.  Winona Lake: Eisenbraun’s, 1207-1230.

Mueller, Franz.  2008.  “Review of Fritz Schulze and Holger Warnk (eds).  Insular Southeast Asia: Linguistic and Cultural Studies in Honour of Bernd Nothofer.” Oceanic Linguistics 47:2, 253-255.

Müller-Gotama, Franz.  2003.  “Review of Thorsten Roelcke. Sprachtypologie des Deutschen.”  Linguistic Typology 7-3, 417-419.

Office Hours

Summer 2024

Session A

MTW 3:15PM-4:15PM