Associate Investigators

Daniel Angus Doctor

Daniel Angus

Daniel Angus received the BS/BE double degree in research and development, and electronics and computer systems, and the PhD degree in computer science from Swinburne University of Technology, in 2004 and 2008, respectively. Dr. Angus joined The University of Queensland in 2008 as part of the ARC Thinking Systems initiative, and in 2012 began a strategic initiative in communication technologies between the then School of Journalism and Communication and School of Information Technology & Electrical Engineering.

His research focuses on the development of visualization and analysis methods for communication data, with a specific focus on conversation data. Dr. Angus and colleagues pioneered the development of the Discursis computer-based visual text analytic tool, used to analyse various forms of communication. Discursis has been used to analyse conversations, web forums, training scenarios, among other large and complex datasets, and is featured in numerous journal articles.

Recent Publications

  1. Social semantic networks: Measuring topic management in discourse using a pyramid of conceptual recurrence metrics

    Bibliography

    Daniel Angus, and Janet Wiles. 2018. "Social semantic networks: Measuring topic management in discourse using a pyramid of conceptual recurrence metrics." Chaos: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Nonlinear Science. 28 (8): 085723. doi: https://doi.org/10.1063/1.5024809.

  2. Hello harlie: Enabling speech monitoring through chat-bot conversations

    Bibliography

    David Ireland, Christina Atay, Jacki Liddle, Dana Bradford, Helen Lee, Olivia Rushin, Thomas Mullins, Daniel Angus, Janet Wiles, Simon McBride, and Adam Vogel. 2016. "Hello harlie: Enabling speech monitoring through chat-bot conversations". In Digital Health Innovation for Consumers, Clinicians, Connectivity and Community - Selected Papers from the 24th Australian National Health Informatics Conference, HIC 2016, 55-60. Melbourne, Australia.

  3. Parallel worlds: a computerized textual analysis of abstracts published in major journalism studies journals 2000-11

    Bibliography

    John Cokley, Elspeth Tilley, Susan Hetherington, Daniel Angus, and Annie Taylor. 2017. "Parallel worlds: a computerized textual analysis of abstracts published in major journalism studies journals 2000-11." 6 (2): 141-161. doi: doi:10.1386/ajms.6.2.141_1.

  4. Figurative frames: a critical vocabulary for images in information visualization

    Bibliography

    Lydia Byrne, Daniel Angus, and Janet Wiles. 2017. "Figurative frames: a critical vocabulary for images in information visualization." Information Visualization. doi: doi:10.1177/1473871617724212.

  5. Microphone pokes as prank or political action? Challenges to politicians’ visibility in the age of web TV

    Bibliography

    Asa Kroon, and Daniel Angus. 2017. "Microphone pokes as prank or political action? Challenges to politicians’ visibility in the age of web TV." Journal of Language and Politics. doi: doi:10.1075/jlp.17004.kro.

I Wayan Arka Associate Professor

I Wayan Arka

Wayan Arka is interested in Austronesian and Papuan languages of Eastern Indonesia, language typology, syntactic theory and language documentation. His current project on the typological study of core arguments and marking in Austronesian languages is an extension of my previous collaborative project with Indonesian linguists on the languages of Eastern Indonesia. He is still working on the Rongga materials collected for The Rongga Documentation Project, funded by the Hans Rausing ELDP grant (2004-6). He is also currently doing collaborative research on voice in the Austronesian languages of eastern Indonesia (funded by an NSF grant, 2006-2009), Indonesian Parallel Grammar Project (funded by a near-miss grant from Sydney University (2007) and an ARC Discovery grant (2008-2011), and the languages of Southern New Guinea (funded by an ARC grant 2011-2015).

Brett Baker Doctor

Brett Baker

Brett Baker is a senior lecturer in linguistics, the author of Word Structure in Ngalakgan (2008), and the co-editor (with Ilana Mushin) of Discourse and Grammar in Australian Languages (2008).

Recent Publications

  1. Native prosodic systems and learning experience shape production of non-native tones

    Bibliography

    Mengyue Wu, Janet Fletcher, Rikke Bundgaard-Nielsen, and Brett Baker. 2016. "Native prosodic systems and learning experience shape production of non-native tones". In Proceedings of Speech Prosody 2016, 587-591. Boston, USA.

  2. Voicing perception in the absence of voicing contrast

    Bibliography

    Brett Baker, and Rikke Bundgaard-Nielsen. 2015. "Voicing perception in the absence of voicing contrast". In 16th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association,

  3. The Vowel inventory of Roper Kriol

    Bibliography

    Brett Baker, and Rikke Bundgaard-Nielsen. 2015. "The Vowel inventory of Roper Kriol". In Proceedings of the 18th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences,

  4. Perception of Cantonese tones by Mandarin speakers

    Bibliography

    Janet Fletcher, Mengyue Wu, Rikke Bundgaard-Nielsen, Brett Baker, and Catherine Best. 2015. "Perception of Cantonese tones by Mandarin speakers". In Proceedings of the 18th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences,

  5. Wubuy coronal stop perception by speakers of three dialects of Bangla

    Bibliography

    Janet Fletcher, Brett Baker, Olga Maxwell, and Rikke Bundgaard-Nielsen. 2015. "Wubuy coronal stop perception by speakers of three dialects of Bangla". In Proceedings of the 18th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences,

Steven Bird Professor

Steven Bird

Steven Bird is Professor in the Northern Institute at Charles Darwin University. He is developing scalable methods for documenting and revitalising endangered languages, with a focus on the Bininj Kunwok language of West Arnhem.

Recent Publications

  1. Natural language processing with Python

    Bibliography

    Steven Bird, Edward Loper, and Ewan Klein. 2009. Natural language processing with Python. Sebatopol, CA : O’Reilly Media Inc.

David Bradley Professor

David Bradley

David Bradley has conducted extensive research on endangered languages, sociolinguistics, historical linguistics, geolinguistics, language policy and phonetics/phonology in Southeast, East and South Asia over many years, especially on Tibeto-Burman languages, as well as on other languages of these areas and on varieties of English. He is a member of the editorial boards of eight international journals and monograph series, the author, co-author, editor or co-editor of over twenty books and five language atlases, several with translation and/or second and third editions; and of numerous other publications.

Recent Publications

  1. Language reclamation strategies: Some Tibeto-Burman examples

    Bibliography

    David Bradley. 2015. "Language reclamation strategies: Some Tibeto-Burman examples." Linguistics of the Tibeto-Burman Area. 38 (2): 3-21.

  2. Chinese calendar animals in Shanhaijng and in Sino-Tibetan languages

    Bibliography

    Bradley, David, Bradley, David, and Likun, Pei. 2015. "Chinese calendar animals in Shanhaijng and in Sino-Tibetan languages". In World Geographical Philosophy of Shanhaijing and Chinese Traditional Culture,, 93-101. Beijing: Beijing Foreign Studies University Press.

  3. Lisu

    Bibliography

    Bradley, David, and Sybesma, Rint. 2015. "Lisu". In Encyclopedia of Chinese Language and Linguistics., Leiden: Brill.

  4. Vitality of languages in China

    Bibliography

    Bradley, David, and Sybesma, Rint. 2015. "Vitality of languages in China". In Encyclopedia of Chinese Language and Linguistics., Leiden: Brill.

  5. Languages and language families in China

    Bibliography

    Bradley, David, and Sybesma, Rint. 2015. "Languages and language families in China". In Encyclopedia of Chinese Language and Linguistics., Leiden: Brill.

Denis Burnham Professor

Denis Burnham

Denis Burnham is the inaugural Director of MARCS at the Western Sydney University. His current research focuses on experiential and inherited influences in speech and language development: infant speech perception; auditory-visual (AV) speech perception; special speech registers, including ,infant-, pet-, foreigner-, computer-, and lover-directed speech; captions for the hearing impaired; tone languages: lexical tone perception, tone perception with cochlear implants, and speech-music interactions; human-machine interaction; speech corpus studies; and the role of infants’ perceptual experience and expertise, in literacy development.

Recent Publications

  1. Constraints on Tone Sensitivity in Novel Word Learning by Monolingual and Bilingual Infants: Tone properties are more influential than tone familiarity

    Bibliography

    Denis Burnham, Leher Singh, Karen Mattock, Pei J Woo, and Marina Kalashnikova. 2018. "Constraints on Tone Sensitivity in Novel Word Learning by Monolingual and Bilingual Infants: Tone properties are more influential than tone familiarity." Frontiers in Psychology. 8: doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2017.02190.

  2. The Temporal Modulation Structure of Infant-Directed Speech

    Bibliography

    Victoria Leong, Marina Kalashnikova, Denis Burnham, and Usha Goswami. 2017. "The Temporal Modulation Structure of Infant-Directed Speech." Open Mind. 1 (2): 78-90. doi: https://doi.org/10.1162/OPMI_a_00008.

  3. Effect of Linguistic and Musical Experience on Distributional Learning of Nonnative Lexical Tones

    Bibliography

    Jia Hoong Ong, Denis Burnham, Paola Escudero, and Catherine Stevens. 2017. "Effect of Linguistic and Musical Experience on Distributional Learning of Nonnative Lexical Tones." Journal of Speech Language and Hearing Research. doi: doi:10.1044/2016_JSLHR-S-16-0080.

  4. Learning novel musical pitch via distributional learning

    Bibliography

    Jia Hoong Ong, Denis Burnham, and Catherine Stevens. 2017. "Learning novel musical pitch via distributional learning." Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition. 43 (1): 150-157. doi: 10.1037/xlm0000286.

  5. Auditory–visual speech perception in three-and four-year-olds and its relationship to perceptual attunement and receptive vocabulary

    Bibliography

    Dogu Erdener, and Denis Burnham. 2017. "Auditory–visual speech perception in three-and four-year-olds and its relationship to perceptual attunement and receptive vocabulary." Journal of Child Language. 1-17. doi: 10.1017/S0305000917000174.

Michael Christie Professor

Michael Christie

Michael Christie heads up the Contemporary Indigenous Governance and Knowledge Systems research theme at the Northern Institute, Charles Darwin University. Professor Christie worked in Yolŋu communities as a teacher linguist in the 1970s and 1980s, and started the Yolŋu Studies program at Northern Territory University (now CDU) in 1994. After working within the Faculty of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies and the School of Education, he moved to the Northern Institute in 2010. He has over 40 years involvement with bilingual education, linguistics and literature production in the NT, and the ways in which Aboriginal philosophies and pedagogies have influenced the production and use of literature over the years. He is a major contributor to the Living Archive of Aboriginal Languages.

Recent Publications

  1. Digital Futures for Bilingual Books

    Bibliography

    Bow, Cathy, Christie, Michael, and Devlin, Brian. 2017. "Digital Futures for Bilingual Books". In History of Bilingual Education in the Northern Territory, 347-353. Springer.

David Copland Professor

David Copland

Professor David Copland is a Principal Research Fellow and Speech Pathologist conducting research in the areas of language neuroscience, psycholinguistics, and neuroimaging of normal and disordered language. He is Deputy Chair of the Research and Postgraduate Studies Committee of the UQ School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences and is a group leader at the UQ Centre for Clinical Research where he leads the Language Neuroscience Laboratory.

Recent Publications

  1. The impact of auditory white noise on semantic priming

    Bibliography

    Anthony Angwin, Wayne Wilson, David Copland, Robert Barry, Grace Myatt, and Wendy Arnott. 2018. "The impact of auditory white noise on semantic priming." Brain and Language. 180-182: 1-7. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bandl.2018.04.001.

  2. Effects of prosodic and semantic cues on facial emotion recognition in relation to autism-like traits

    Bibliography

    Melina West, David Copland, Wendy Arnott, Nicole Nelson, and Anthony Angwin. 2018. "Effects of prosodic and semantic cues on facial emotion recognition in relation to autism-like traits." Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders.

  3. A neurophysiological study of semantic processing in Parkinson’s disease

    Bibliography

    Anthony Angwin, Nadeeka Dissanayaka, Alison Moorcroft, Katie McMahon, Peter Silburn, and David Copland. 2017. "A neurophysiological study of semantic processing in Parkinson’s disease." Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society. 23 (1): 78-89.

  4. N400 and emotional word processing in Parkinson's disease

    Bibliography

    Nadeeka Dissanayaka, Tiffany Au, Anthony Angwin, John O'Sullivan, Gerard Byrne, Peter Silburn, Rodney Marsh, George Mellick, and David Copland. 2017. "N400 and emotional word processing in Parkinson's disease." Neuropsychology. 31 (6): 585-595. doi: doi:10.1037/neu0000333.

  5. Lexical ambiguity resolution during sentence processing in Parkinson's disease: an event-related potential study

    Bibliography

    Anthony Angwin, Nadeeka Dissanayaka, Katie McMahon, Peter Silburn, and David Copland. 2017. "Lexical ambiguity resolution during sentence processing in Parkinson's disease: an event-related potential study." PLoS One. 12 (5) doi: doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0176281.

Nick Enfield Professor

Nick Enfield

  • Title: Professor
  • Program: Shape/Evolution
  • Institution: The University of Sydney

Nick Enfield’s research addresses the intersection of language, cognition, social interaction, and culture, from three main angles: 1. Semiotic structure and process; 2. Causal dependencies in semiotic systems; 3. Language and Human Sociality. His empirical specialisation is in the languages of mainland Southeast Asia, especially Lao and Kri. Lao is the national language of Laos, spoken by over 20 million people in Laos, Thailand, Cambodia and elsewhere. Kri (Vietic sub-branch of Austroasiatic) is spoken near the Laos-Vietnam border in Khammouane Province by an isolated community of around 300 people.

Simon Garrod Professor

Simon Garrod

Simon Garrod holds the Chair in Cognitive Psychology and is director of the INP Social Interactions Centre. His interests in psycholinguistics include reading, dialogue, and the evolution of language and communication. He was awarded the Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award of the Society for Text and Discourse and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh.

Recent Publications

  1. Applying the cultural ratchet to a social artefact: The cumulative cultural evolution of a language game

    Bibliography

    Nicolas Fay, Mark Ellison, Kristian Tylen, Riccardo Fusaroli, Bradley Walker, and Simon Garrod. 2018. "Applying the cultural ratchet to a social artefact: The cumulative cultural evolution of a language game." Evolution & Human Behavior. 39 (3): 300-309. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.evolhumbehav.2018.02.002.

  2. Iconicity: From Sign To System In Human Communication and Language

    Bibliography

    Nicolas Fay, Mark Ellison, and Simon Garrod. 2015. "Iconicity: From Sign To System In Human Communication and Language." Pragmatics & Cognition. 22 (2): 244-263.

Simon Greenhill Doctor

Simon Greenhill

Simon Greenhill's research focus is the evolution of languages and cultures. He has applied cutting-edge computational phylogenetic methods to language and cultural evolution, and used these methods to test hypotheses about human prehistory and cultural evolution in general. The questions he has explored so far include how people settled the Pacific, how language structure and complexity evolve, the co-evolution of cultural systems in the Pacific, and how cultural evolution can be modelled.

Recent Publications

  1. IN PRESS: Cross-linguistic Data Formats, advancing data sharing and reuse in comparative linguistics

    Bibliography

    R Forkel, J List, Simon Greenhill, S Bank, C Rzymski, M Cysouw, H Hammarström, Martin Haspelmath, and Russel Gray. 2019. "IN PRESS: Cross-linguistic Data Formats, advancing data sharing and reuse in comparative linguistics." Nature Scientific Data.

  2. IN PRESS: Comment on Pigoli et al.

    Bibliography

    Simon Greenhill. 2019. "IN PRESS: Comment on Pigoli et al.." Journal of the Royal Statistical Society: Series C Applied Statistics.

  3. IN PRESS: Post-Marital Residence Patterns Show Lineage-Specific Evolution

    Bibliography

    J Moravec, Q Atkinson, C Bowern, Simon Greenhill, J Jordan, R Ross, Russell Gray, S Marsland, and M Cox. 2018. "IN PRESS: Post-Marital Residence Patterns Show Lineage-Specific Evolution." Evolution and Human Behavior.

  4. Parasites and politics: why cross-cultural studies must control for relatedness, proximity and covariation

    Bibliography

    Lindell Bromham, X Hua, M Cardillo, H Schneemann, and Simon Greenhill. "Parasites and politics: why cross-cultural studies must control for relatedness, proximity and covariation." Royal Society Open Science. 5: 181100.

  5. What smartphone apps may contribute to language evolution research

    Bibliography

    O Morin, J Winters, T Muller, T Morisseau, C Etter, and Simon Greenhill. 2018. "What smartphone apps may contribute to language evolution research." Journal of Language Evolution. doi: 10.1093/jole/lzy005.

Nikolaus Himmelmann Professor

Nikolaus Himmelmann

Nikolaus Himmelmann has done fieldwork in the Philippines (Tagalog), Sulawesi (Tomin-Tolitoli languages) and East Timor (Waima’a) and published widely on a number of core issues in Austronesian grammar, including the nature of lexical and syntactic categories and voice.

Recent Publications

  1. On the perception of prosodic prominences and boundaries in Papuan Malay

    Bibliography

    Riesberg, Sonja, Kalbertodt, Janina, Baumann, Stefan, and Himmelmann, Nikolaus. 2018. "On the perception of prosodic prominences and boundaries in Papuan Malay". In Perspectives on information structure in Austronesian languages, 389–414. Berlin: Language Science Press.

  2. Some preliminary observations on prosody and information structure in Austronesian languages of Indonesia and East Timor

    Bibliography

    Himmelmann, Nikolaus. 2018. "Some preliminary observations on prosody and information structure in Austronesian languages of Indonesia and East Timor". In Perspectives on information structure in Austronesian languages, 347–374. Berlin: Language Science Press.

  3. Renewal: A figure of speech or a process sui generis?

    Bibliography

    Uta Reinöhl, and Nikolaus Himmelmann. 2017. "Renewal: A figure of speech or a process sui generis?." Language. 93 (2): 381-413. doi: 10.1353/lan.2017.0018.

  4. Obituary. A life of polysynthesis: Hans-Jürgen Sasse (1943-2015)

    Bibliography

    Nicholas Evans, Nikolaus Himmelmann, and Matić, Dejan. 2015. "Obituary. A life of polysynthesis: Hans-Jürgen Sasse (1943-2015)." Linguistic Typology. 19 (2): 327-335.

Paul Maruff Professor

Paul Maruff

  • Title: Professor
  • Program: Processing/Technologies
  • Institution: Cogstate

Paul Maruff is one of the founders of Cogstate. He is a neuropsychologist with expertise in the identification and measurement of subtle behavioral and cognitive dysfunction. Paul's research integrates conventional and computerized neuropsychological testing with cognitive neuroscientific methods to guide decision making in drug development and in clinical medicine.

Recent Publications

  1. Monitoring change requires a rethink of assessment practices in voice and speech

    Bibliography

    Adam Vogel, and Paul Maruff. 07/2014. "Monitoring change requires a rethink of assessment practices in voice and speech." Logopedics Phoniatrics Vocology. 39 (2): 56-61. doi: 10.3109/14015439.2013.775332.

Francesca Merlan Professor

Francesca Merlan

Francesca Merlan's research interests include: social transformation; indigeneity, nationalism, language and culture; theories of social action, organisation, and consciousness; modernity segmentary politics; exchange emergent identities; gender, social and cultural transformation in North Australia; the transformation of place-worlds among Aboriginal people; the building of Australian national identity in relation to indigeneity; land claims; applied anthropology; and sites and heritage issues. Her research covers many geographies and nationalities, including Australia; Papua New Guinea; and North America, particularly American Indian communities and surrounding (rural) communities and towns.

Recent Publications

  1. Flexibles and polyvalance in Ku Waru: A development perspective

    Bibliography

    Merlan, Francesca, and Rumsey, Alan. 2017. "Flexibles and polyvalance in Ku Waru: A development perspective". In Lexical Polycategoriality: Cross-linguistic, Cross-theoretical and Language Acquisition Approaches, 307-341. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

  2. Language ecology, language policy and pedagogical practice in a Papua New Guinea highland community

    Bibliography

    Francesca Merlan, and Alan Rumsey. 2015. "Language ecology, language policy and pedagogical practice in a Papua New Guinea highland community." Journal of the Linguistic Society of Papua New Guinea. 33 (1): 82-96.

Ilana Mushin Doctor

Ilana Mushin

Ilana Mushin has a long-standing interest in the management of knowledge in discourse. Her recent research has included epistemic stance-taking in Australian Aboriginal communities; grammatical description of Garrwa, a critically endangered Aboriginal language; and, more recently, on the English-based vernacular languages spoken by most Aboriginal people in Australia today.. She is the author of Evidentiality and Epistemological Stance: Narrative Retelling (John Benjamins, 2001) and A Grammar of (Western) Garrwa (Mouton De Gruyter, 2012) and co-editor of Discourse and Grammar in Australian Languages (with Brett Baker, John Benjamins, 2008).

Recent Publications

  1. Dis, That and Da Other: Variation in Aboriginal Children’s Article and Demonstrative Use at School

    Bibliography

    Fraser, Henry, Mushin, Ilana, Meakins, Felicity, and Gardner, Rod. 2018. "Dis, That and Da Other: Variation in Aboriginal Children’s Article and Demonstrative Use at School". In Language Practices of Indigenous Children and Youth: The Transition from Home to School, 237-269. Palgrave Macmillan.

  2. Rethinking Australian Indigenous English-based speech varieties: Evidence from Woorabinda

    Bibliography

    Jennifer Munro, and Ilana Mushin. 2016. "Rethinking Australian Indigenous English-based speech varieties: Evidence from Woorabinda." Journal of Pidgin and Creole Languages. 31 (1): 82/112. doi: 10.1075/jpcl.31.1.

  3. Same but different: Understanding language contact in Queensland Indigenous Settlements

    Bibliography

    Mushin, Ilana, Angelo, Denise, and Munro, Jennifer. 2016. "Same but different: Understanding language contact in Queensland Indigenous Settlements". In Land and language in the Cape York Peninsula and Gulf Country, 383-408. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

  4. Identifying the grammars of Queensland ex-Government reserves: The case of Woorie Talk

    Bibliography

    Mushin, Ilana, and Watts, Janet. 2016. "Identifying the grammars of Queensland ex-Government reserves: The case of Woorie Talk". In Loss and Renewal: Australian Languages since Colonisation, Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter.

  5. Establishing connections: a tale of two communities

    Bibliography

    Mushin, Ilana, and Gardner, Rod. 2016. "Establishing connections: a tale of two communities". In Doing research in communities, Routledge.

Carmel O’Shannessy Professor

Carmel O’Shannessy

  • Title: Professor
  • Program: Shape/Learning
  • Institution: Australian National Unviersity

Carmel O'Shannessy began a continuing appointment at ANU, in SLLL, CASS on July 1, coming to ANU from the University of Michigan. She will be continuing an NSF grant #1348013 on the Documentation and acquisition of Light Warlpiri and Warlpiri, and teaching in SLLL.

Carmel is currently documenting a newly emerged mixed language in northern Australia, Light Warlpiri, the emergence of which is the result of code-switching between an Australian language, Warlpiri, and English and Kriol (an English-lexified creole). Her current projects include diachronic changes in nominal case-marking from Warlpiri to Light Warlpiri, and grammaticalisation and innovation in the Light Warlpiri auxiliary system. Of particular interest is the role of children in grammaticalisation processes.

Recent Publications

  1. Special Issue: Indigenous children’s language: Acquisition, preservation and evolution of language in minority contexts

    Bibliography

    Barbara F. Kelly, Evan Kidd, Gillian Wigglesworth, William Forshaw, Rachel Nordlinger, Carmel O’Shannessy, Mylène Lebon-Eyquem, Paul Vogt, J. Douglas Mastin, Diede MA Schots, and . 2015. "Special Issue: Indigenous children’s language: Acquisition, preservation and evolution of language in minority contexts." First Language. 35: 279–285.

Amy Perfors A/Professor

Amy Perfors

Amy is an Associate Professor and Deputy Director of the Complex Human Data Hub at the University of Melbourne. Amy graduated from MIT in 2008 with a PhD in Brain & Cognitive Sciences. Her research program spans concepts, decision-making and language, including hypothesis generation and testing, the representation and acquisition of complex concepts, the social assumptions underlying decision making and inference, language acquisition, linguistic and cognitive evolution, and statistical learning. To explore these issues she uses computational and primarily Bayesian mathematical models coupled with empirical work. Her publications can be found in many of the premier journals in psychology, including Psychological Review, Trends in Cognitive Sciences, Cognition, Cognitive Science, and Cognitive Psychology, and she has received extensive grant support from the ARC, including a DECRA and two Discovery Projects.

Recent Publications

  1. Reversing the endowment effect

    Bibliography

    C Pryor, Amy Perfors, and Piers Howe. 2018. "Reversing the endowment effect." Judgement and Decision Making. 13 (3)

  2. When Extremists Win: Cultural Transmission Via Iterated Learning When Populations Are Heterogeneous

    Bibliography

    Danielle Navarro, Amy Perfors, Arthur Kary, Scott Brown, and Chris Donkin. 2018. "When Extremists Win: Cultural Transmission Via Iterated Learning When Populations Are Heterogeneous." Cognitive Science. doi: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/cogs.12667.

  3. Not every credible interval is credible: Evaluating robustness in the presence of contamination in Bayesian data analysis

    Bibliography

    Lauren Kennedy, Daniel Navarro, Amy Perfors, and Nancy Briggs. 2017. "Not every credible interval is credible: Evaluating robustness in the presence of contamination in Bayesian data analysis." Behavior Research Methods. 49 (6): 2219-2234.

  4. The helpfulness of category labels in semi-supervised learning depends on category structure

    Bibliography

    Wai Keen Vong, Daniel Navarro, and Amy Perfors. 2016. "The helpfulness of category labels in semi-supervised learning depends on category structure." Psychonomic Bulletin & Review. 23 (1): 230-238.

  5. The structure of sequential effects

    Bibliography

    Dinis Gokaydin, Daniel Navarro, Anna Ma-Wyatt, and Amy Perfors. 2016. "The structure of sequential effects." Journal of Experimental Psychology: General. 145 (1): 110-123. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/xge0000106.

Luc Steels Professor

Luc Steels

Luc Steels studied linguistics at the University of Antwerp (Belgium) and computer science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (USA). His main research field is Artificial Intelligence covering a wide range of intelligent abilities, including vision, robotic behavior, conceptual representations and language. He founded the Sony Computer Science Laboratory in Paris in 1996 and became its first director. Currently he is ICREA research professor at the Institute for Evolutionary Biology (CSIC,UPF). During the past decade he has focused on theories for the origins and evolution of language using computer simulations and robotic experiments to discover and test them.

Jakelin Troy Doctor

Jakelin Troy

  • Title: Doctor
  • Institution: University of Sydney

Jakelin Troy is a Ngarigu woman whose country is the Snowy Mountains of New South Wales, Australia. Her academic research is diverse but has a focus on languages and linguistics, anthropology and visual arts. She is particularly interested in Australian languages of New South Wales and ‘contact languages’. Her doctoral research was into the development of NSW Pidgin. Since 2001 Jakelin has been developing curricula for Australian schools with a focus on Australian language programs.

Adam Vogel Doctor

Adam Vogel

Adam leads the Speech Neuroscience Unit at the University of Melbourne where his team work towards improving speech, language and swallowing function in people with progressive and acquired neurological conditions. Adam’s group pursues rehabilitation and discovery research across two intertwined domains: (1) the first seeks to improve communication and swallowing in people with progressive neurological disorders (e.g., atypical dementia, hereditary ataxias); (2) the second exploits speech as a sensitive marker of central nervous system integrity to better understand the mechanisms underlying a range of neurological conditions (e.g., sleep disturbance, drug use, hearing impairment, depression).

Recent Publications

  1. Hello harlie: Enabling speech monitoring through chat-bot conversations

    Bibliography

    David Ireland, Christina Atay, Jacki Liddle, Dana Bradford, Helen Lee, Olivia Rushin, Thomas Mullins, Daniel Angus, Janet Wiles, Simon McBride, and Adam Vogel. 2016. "Hello harlie: Enabling speech monitoring through chat-bot conversations". In Digital Health Innovation for Consumers, Clinicians, Connectivity and Community - Selected Papers from the 24th Australian National Health Informatics Conference, HIC 2016, 55-60. Melbourne, Australia.

  2. Can a smartphone-based chatbot engage older community group members? The impact of specialised content

    Bibliography

    Christina Atay, David Ireland, Jacki Liddle, Janet Wiles, Adam Vogel, Daniel Angus, Dana Bradford, Alana Campbell, Olivia Rushin, and Helen Chenery. July 1, 2016. "Can a smartphone-based chatbot engage older community group members? The impact of specialised content." Alzheimer's & Dementia: The Journal of the Alzheimer's Association. 12 (7): 1005-1006.

  3. Monitoring change requires a rethink of assessment practices in voice and speech

    Bibliography

    Adam Vogel, and Paul Maruff. 07/2014. "Monitoring change requires a rethink of assessment practices in voice and speech." Logopedics Phoniatrics Vocology. 39 (2): 56-61. doi: 10.3109/14015439.2013.775332.

Brendan Weekes Professor

Brendan Weekes

Brendan Weekes is an experimental psychologist who studies the psychology of language and memory – specifically word recognition and recall. He examines cognitive processes using cross-linguistic, neuropsychological and brain imaging methods. His research can be applied to understanding problems in clinical neuropsychology including bilingual aphasia, dementia and reading difficulties. He is Chair in Communication Science at the University of Hong Kong and Director of the Communication Science Laboratory at HKU, where he has been since 2010. Prior 2010, he was a Reader in Experimental Psychology at the University of Sussex for ten years.

  • Australian Government
  • The University of Queensland
  • Australian National University
  • The University of Melbourne
  • Western Sydney University

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