Language Evolution and Computation Research Unit,
Linguistics and English Language,
School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences,
University of Edinburgh,
Room 1.08, Dugald Stewart Building,
3 Charles Street, Edinburgh EH8 9AD
Phone: +44 (0)131 650 3956
Member of the RSE Young Academy of Scotland
Research in a Nutshell video for a brief summary). My main areas of interest include:
I am PI on the ESRC-funded project Cognitive and Interactional Causes of Regularity in Language. I am mentoring Dr Olga Fehér on a Newton International Fellowship, and Dr Marieke Schouwstra on a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship.
I am Programme Director for the MSc in the Evolution of Language and Cognition. I teach Foundations of Evolution, a Masters-level introduction to evolutionary theory, and Origins and Evolution of Language, an Honours/MSc course offering a broad overview of evolutionary linguistics.
I am supervising Vanessa Ferdinand, Bill Thompson, Alan Nielsen, Mark Atkinson, Matt Spike, Kevin Stadler, James Winters, Yasamin Motamedi-Mousavi, Carmen Saldana and Jon Carr on their PhDs. Jennifer Sturm did her PhD with me at Northumbria, on non-adjacent dependency learning and domain-specificity, and I supervised Catriona Silvey, Justin Sulik and Sean Roberts at Edinburgh.