Gareth Roberts
     Department of Linguistics 
     University of Pennsylvania
     619 Williams Hall
     255 South 36th Street
     Philadelphia
     PA 19104–6305

     gareth.roberts@ling.upenn.edu


I'm an assistant professor in Linguistics at the University of Pennsylvania, a member of the Penn Evolution Cluster, the director of the Cultural Evolution of Language Lab, and the founder of the Penn Cultural Evolution Working Group.

Most of my research involves conducting experiments in which participants communicate using artificial languages, or have to construct new languages from scratch. These experiments help to shed light on the role of social and communicative pressures in shaping the emergence and evolution of language (and, indeed, other communication systems).

Broadly speaking I'm interested in most issues related to language evolution and change, and cultural evolution in general.

You can take a look at my CV here.