Judith Bishop is Director of AI Specialists (APAC/US) at Appen. She has completed a PhD in Linguistics from the University of Melbourne, an MPhil. in French Literature from Cambridge University, and a Masters of Fine Arts (poetry) from Washington University at St Louis, U.S.A.
Morten H. Christiansen is Professor of Psychology and Co-Director of the Cognitive Science Program at Cornell University as well Senior Scientist at the Haskins Labs, Professor of Child Language at Aarhus University, and Professor in the Department of Language and Communication at the University of Southern Denmark. He is the author of more than 170 scientific papers and has edited four books. His research focuses on the interaction of biological and environmental constraints in the processing, acquisition and evolution of language, using a combination of computational, behavioural, and cognitive neuroscience methods. This research is summarised in his newest book Creating Language: Integrating Evolution, Acquisition, and Processing from MIT Press. He is a fellow of the Association for Psychological Science and delivered the 2009 Nijmegen Lectures.
Individual Differences in Artificial and Natural Language Statistical Learning
Erin Isbilen, Stewart McCauley, and Morten Christiansen. 2022. "Individual Differences in Artificial and Natural Language Statistical Learning." Cognition. 225: 105123. doi: 10.1016/j.cognition.2022.105123.
Models of Language and Multiword Expressions
Pablo Kallens, and Morten Christiansen. 2022. "Models of Language and Multiword Expressions." Frontiers in artificial intelligence. doi: https://doi.org/10.3389/frai.2022.781962.
Toward a Comparative Approach to Language Acquisition
Morten Christiansen, Paola Contreras Kallens, and Fabio Trecca. 2022. "Toward a Comparative Approach to Language Acquisition." Current directions in psychological science. 31 (2): 131-138. doi: https://doi.org/10.1177/09637214211049229.
Danish as a window onto language processing and learning
Fabio Trecca, Kristian Tylen, Anders Hojen, and Morten Christiansen. 2021. "Danish as a window onto language processing and learning." Language Learning. 71 (3): 799-833. doi: https://doi.org/10.1111/lang.12450.
Measuring children’s auditory statistical learning via serial recall
Evan Kidd, Joanne Arciuli, Morten Christiansen, Erin Isbilen, Katherine Revius, and Michael Smithson. 2020. "Measuring children’s auditory statistical learning via serial recall." Journal of Experimental Child Psychology. 200: 104964. doi: 10.1016/j.jecp.2020.104964.
Greville Corbett’s research focuses on typology, morphology, morphosyntax; and Slavic and Slavonic languages. He is a founding member of the Surrey Morphology Group and an Honorary Member of the Linguistic Society of America.
Mian and Kilivila Collection
Sebastian Fedden, Timothy Feist, Matthew Baerman, Dunston Brown, and Greville Corbett. July 2015. Mian and Kilivila Collection. : University of Surrey.
Splits, internal and external, as a window into the nature of features
Greville Corbett. 2022. "Splits, internal and external, as a window into the nature of features." Morphology. 32 (1): 45-91. doi: 10.1007/s11525-021-09387-5.
The duration of word-final s in English: A comparison of regular plural and pluralia tantum nouns
Marcel Schlechtweg, and Greville Corbett. 2021. "The duration of word-final s in English: A comparison of regular plural and pluralia tantum nouns." Morphology. 31 (4): 383-407. doi: 10.1007/s11525-021-09381-x.
Splits, internal and external, and their linkage: what we learn about featural specification
Greville Corbett. 2021. "Splits, internal and external, and their linkage: what we learn about featural specification." Morphology. 32 (1): 45-91. doi: 10.1007/s11525-021-09387-5.
Feature-based competition: a thousand years of Slavonic possessives
Corbett, Greville, Moradi, Sedigheh, Haag, Marcia, Rees-Miller, Janie, and Petrovic, Andrija. 2021. "Feature-based competition: a thousand years of Slavonic possessives". In All Things Morphology: its independence and its interfaces, 171-198. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.
Russell’s research has made significant contributions to the fields of linguistics, animal cognition, philosophy of biology and behavioural phylogenetics. He pioneered the application of computational evolutionary methods to questions about linguistic prehistory. This work has helped solve the 200 year-old debate on the origin of Indo-European languages.
D-PLACE: A Global Database of Cultural, Linguistic and Environmental Diversity
Simon Greenhill, Russell Gray, Kathryn Kirby, Fiona Jordan, Stephanie Gomes-Ng, and Hans-Jorg Bibiko. April 11, 2016. "D-PLACE: A Global Database of Cultural, Linguistic and Environmental Diversity." PLoS ONE. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0158391.
Lexibank, a public repository of standardized wordlists with computed phonological and lexical features
Johann-Mattis List, Robert Forkel, Simon Greenhill, Christoph Rzymski, Johannes Englisch, and Russell Gray. 2022. "Lexibank, a public repository of standardized wordlists with computed phonological and lexical features." Scientific Data. 9 (316) doi: 10.1038/s41597-022-01432-0.
Managing Historical Linguistic Data for Computational Phylogenetics and Computer-Assisted Language Comparison
Tresoldi, Tiago, Rzymsk, Christoph, Forkel, Robert, Greenhill, Simon, List, Johann-Mattis, and Gray, Russell. 2022. "Managing Historical Linguistic Data for Computational Phylogenetics and Computer-Assisted Language Comparison". In The Open Handbook in Linguistic Data, MIT Press.
The uses and abuses of tree thinking in cultural evolution
Cara Evans, Simon Greenhill, Joseph Watts, Johann-Mattis List, Carlos Botero, Russell Gray, and Kathryn Kirby. 2021. "The uses and abuses of tree thinking in cultural evolution." Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B. 376 (1828): 1-12. doi: 10.1098/rstb.2020.0056.
The Database of Cross-Linguistic Colexifications, reproducible analysis of cross-linguistic polysemies
Christoph Rzymski, Tiago Tresoldi, Simon Greenhill, Mei-Shun Wu, Nathanael Schweikhard, Maria Koptjevskaja-Tamm, Volker Gast, Timotheus Bodt, Abbie Hantgan, Gereon Kaiping, Sophie Chang, Yunfan Lai, Natalia Morozova, Heini Arjava, Nataliia Hubler, Ezequiel Koile, Steve Pepper, Mariann Proos, Briana Van Epps, Ingrid Blanco, Carolin Hundt, Sergei Monakhov, Kristina Pianykh, Sallona Ramesh, Russell Gray, Robert Forkel, and Johann-Mattis List. 2020. "The Database of Cross-Linguistic Colexifications, reproducible analysis of cross-linguistic polysemies." Scientific Data. 7: 13. doi: 10.6084/m9.figshare.11317625.
Stephen Levinson’s research focuses on language diversity and its implications for theories of human cognition. His work attempts both to grasp what this diversity is all about, and to exploit it as a way of discovering the role that language plays in our everyday cognition.
A Grammar of Yélî Dnye: The Papuan Language of Rossel Island
Stephen Levinson. 2022. A Grammar of Yélî Dnye: The Papuan Language of Rossel Island. Berlin : De Gruyter Mouton.
Nicholas Evans, Stephen Levinson, and Kim Sterelny. 2021. "Kinship revisited." Biological Theory. 16 (3): 123–126. doi: 10.1007/s13752-021-00384-9.
Language documentation twenty-five years on
Frank Seifart, Nicholas Evans, Harald Hammarstrom, and Stephen Levinson. 2018. "Language documentation twenty-five years on." Language. 94 (4): e324-e345. doi: 10.1353/lan.2018.0070.
Evolutionary dynamics of language systems
Simon Greenhill, Chieeh-Hsi Wu, Xia Hua, Michael Dunn, Stephen Levinson, and Russell Gray. 2017. "Evolutionary dynamics of language systems." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 114 (42): E8822-E8829. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1700388114.
Elena Lieven did her undergraduate degree and her Ph.D. on individual differences in early language development in the Department of Psychology at the University of Cambridge. She came to Manchester in 1979. She was Editor of the Journal of Child Language from 1996–2005. In 1998 Professor Lieven was granted long-term unpaid leave to work at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig. This funded the Max Planck Child Study Centre from 1998-2014 which was set up in the Manchester Department when she moved to Leipzig. In 2012, she moved back to work in the Manchester School and, as well as continuing as Director of the Child Study Centre, took on the role of Centre lead in the newly formed Centre for Developmental Science and Disorders in the Institute of Brain, Behaviour and Mental Health. In 2014, the ESRC International Centre for Language and Communicative Development (LuCiD) of which Elena is the Centre Director, was established across the Universities of Manchester, Liverpool and Lancaster on a 5-year grant.
How do language-specific characteristics affect the acquisition of different relative clause types? Evidence from Finnish
Minna Kirjavainen, Evan Kidd, and Elena Lieven. 2016. "How do language-specific characteristics affect the acquisition of different relative clause types? Evidence from Finnish." Journal of Child Language. 44 (1): 120-157. doi: 10.1017/S0305000915000768.
Stephen Matthews specialises in language typology, syntax and semantics. His current interests include the typology of Chinese; the grammar of Chinese dialects, notably Cantonese, Chaozhou and other Minnan dialects; language contact and bilingualism, with particular reference to Sinitic languages. He is Co-Director of the Childhood Bilingualism Research Centre. An amateur musician, he plays second violin with the Hong Kong Chamber Orchestra and the SAR Philharmonic.
Miriam Meyerhoff completed her PhD at the University of Pennsylvania in 1997 and since then has held academic positions at the University of Hawai’i at Ma¯noa, Cornell University, University of Edinburgh and University of Auckland. She has also been a Visiting Professor with Michigan State University, University of Colorado at Boulder, and the University of Agder. Her research examines the sociolinguistic constraints on variation, principally in communities characterised by language or dialect contact. She is currently engaged in a long-term project with the Nkep-speaking community in Vanuatu to document their language. Her research deals with language variation and change in its broadest perspective. As well as an active research programme investigating variation in situations of language and dialect contact, she has a long-standing interests in the ways social ideologies affect language use and perceptions of language users. In particular, she is interested in ideologies of gender and language. Her current research is mainly focused on variation and change in the Nkep speaking community of Hog Harbour, Vanuatu.
Turning variation on its head: Analysing subject prefixes in Nkep (Vanuatu) for language documentation
Miriam Meyerhoff. May 2015. "Turning variation on its head: Analysing subject prefixes in Nkep (Vanuatu) for language documentation." Asia-Pacific Language Variation. 1 (1): 79-109. doi: 10.1075/aplv.1.1.04mey.
Subject and object pronoun use in Bequia (St Vincent & the Grenadines)
Meyerhoff, Miriam, and Walker, James. February 2015. "Subject and object pronoun use in Bequia (St Vincent & the Grenadines)". In Language Issues in St Vincent and the Grenadines, 67-85. John Benjamins.
The Auckland Voices Project: Language change in a changing city, Exploring the Ecology of World Englishes in the Twenty-first Century
Meyerhoff, Miriam, Ballard, Elaine, Charters, Helen, Birchfield, Alexandra, Watson, Catherine I, Peters, Pam, and Burridge, Kate. 2021. "The Auckland Voices Project: Language change in a changing city, Exploring the Ecology of World Englishes in the Twenty-first Century". In Exploring the Ecology of World Englishes in the Twenty-first Century: Language, Society and Culture, Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.
Creoles, education and policy
Angelo, Denise, Ansaldo, Umberto, and Meyerhoff, Miriam. 2021. "Creoles, education and policy". In Routledge Handbook of Pidgin and Creole Languages, 286-301. New York: Routledge.
Introduction: Variation in the Pacific
Eri Kashima, and Miriam Meyerhoff. 2020. "Introduction: Variation in the Pacific." Asia-Pacific Language Variation. 6 (2): 151–159. doi: 10.1075/aplv.00012.int.
Bee Chin Ng
Ng Bee Chin works mainly in the area of bilingualism and multilingualism with a focus on the impact of language contact on individuals and the community they live in. Her research approach is to explore both cognitive and social aspects of language acquisition and use. Currently, she is working on language identity, attitudes and use and language and emotion in multilinguals. She also works in the area of language as a source of intangible heritage with collaborators in art and design studies. She founded the linguistics department in Nanyang Technological University is currently the Associate Dean of Graduate Studies in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences.
Caroline Rowland is a director in the Language Development Department at the Max Planck Institute of Psycholinguistics. Her research focuses on how children acquire language, how the language acquisition mechanism interacts with the environment, and how adults and children represent language in the brain.
Current Perspectives on Child Language Acquisition: How children use their environment to learn
Caroline Rowland, Anna Theakston, Ben Ambridge, and Katherine Twomey. 2020. Current Perspectives on Child Language Acquisition: How children use their environment to learn. : John Benjamins.
Evaluating word embeddings for language acquisition
Raquel Alhama, Caroline Rowland, and Evan Kidd. 2020. "Evaluating word embeddings for language acquisition". In Proceedings of the Workshop on Cognitive Modeling and Computational Linguistics, 38-42.
Individual differences in first language acquisition and their theoretical implications
Kidd, Evan, Bidgood, Amy, Donnelly, Seamus, Durrant, Samantha, Peter, Michelle, Rowland, Caroline, Rowland, Caroline, Theakston, Anna, Ambridge, Ben, and Twomey, Katherine. 2020. "Individual differences in first language acquisition and their theoretical implications". In Current Perspectives on Child Language Acquisition, 189-219. John Benjamins.
Sampling linguistic diversity to understand language development
Stoll, Sabine, Rowland, Caroline, Theakston, Anna, Ambridge, Ben, and Twomey, Katherine. 2020. "Sampling linguistic diversity to understand language development". In Current Perspectives on Child Language Acquisition, 247-262. John Benjamins.
The Development of language
Kidd, Evan, and Rowland, Caroline. 2019. "The Development of language". In Human language: from genes to behavior, 181-185. Cambridge, USA: The MIT Press.
Rena Torres Cacoullos
Rena Torres Cacoullos identifies quantitative patterns in spontaneous speech and historical texts, using variability to demonstrate grammatical similarities and differences, in bilingual communities and in diachronic grammaticalization processes. She is co-editor of Language Variation and Change.
Alternating or mixing languages
Travis, Catherine, and Torres Cacoullos, Rena. 2021. "Alternating or mixing languages". In English and Spanish: World languages in Interaction, 287-311. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Categories and frequency: Cognition verbs in Spanish subject expression
Catherine Travis, and Rena Torres Cacoullos. 2021. "Categories and frequency: Cognition verbs in Spanish subject expression." Languages. 6 (3): 126. doi: https://doi.org/10.3390/languages6030126.
Code-switching and bilinguals’ grammars
Torres Cacoullos, Rena, Travis, Catherine, Adamou, Evangelia, and Matras, Yaron. 2020. "Code-switching and bilinguals’ grammars". In The Routledge Handbook of Language Contact, 252-274. London/New York: Routledge.
The role of pragmatics in shaping linguistic structures
Travis, Catherine, Torres Cacoullos, Rena, Koike, Dale A, and Felix-Brasdefer, Cesar. 2020. "The role of pragmatics in shaping linguistic structures". In The Routledge Handbook of Spanish Pragmatics, 129-147. New York/Oxon: Routledge.
Variationist typology: Shared probabilistic constraints across (non-)null subject languages
Catherine Travis, and Rena Torres Cacoullos. 2019. "Variationist typology: Shared probabilistic constraints across (non-)null subject languages." Linguistics. 57 (3): 653-692.
Virginia Yip is Professor and Chairperson of the Department of Linguistics and Modern Languages as well as Director of the Childhood Bilingualism Research Centre at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Her books include Interlanguage and Learnability (John Benjamins; 1995) and The Bilingual Child: Early Development and Language Contact (Cambridge University Press; 2007) which received the Linguistic Society of America’s Leonard Bloomfield Book Award in 2009. She serves on the editorial board of Bilingualism: Language and Cognition, International Journal of Bilingualism, Second Language Research and Multilingual Education and the European Research Council's panel on the human mind and its complexity.