Judith Bishop is Senior Manager of Linguistic Services and Principal Linguist at Appen Butler Hill, Inc. She has completed an MPhil. in French Literature from Cambridge University, a Masters of Fine Arts (poetry) from Washington University at St Louis, U.S.A., and a PhD in Linguistics from the University of Melbourne.
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.
Testing statistical learning implicitly: A novel chunk-based measure of statistical learning
Erin Isbilen, Stewart McCauley, Evan Kidd, and Morten Christiansen. 2017. "Testing statistical learning implicitly: A novel chunk-based measure of statistical learning". In Proceedings of the 39th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, Austin.
Individual Differences in Language Acquisition and Processing
Evan Kidd, Seamus Donnelly, and Morten Christiansen. 2018. "Individual Differences in Language Acquisition and Processing." Trends in Cognitive Science. 22: 152-169. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tics.2017.11.006.
Sound–meaning association biases evidenced across thousands of languages
Damian Blasi, Soren Wichmann, Harald Hammarstrom, Peter Stadler, and Morten Christiansen. 2016. "Sound–meaning association biases evidenced across thousands of languages." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 113 (37) doi: 10.1073/pnas.1605782113.
Creating language: Integrating evolution, acquisition, and processing
Morten Christiansen, and Nick Chater. 2016. Creating language: Integrating evolution, acquisition, and processing. Cambridge : MIT Press.
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.
Don Daniels, and Greville Corbett. 2019. "Repartitioning." Language. 95 (4): 711-750.
Pluralia tantum nouns and the theory of features: a typology of nouns with non-canonical number properties
Greville Corbett. 2018. "Pluralia tantum nouns and the theory of features: a typology of nouns with non-canonical number properties." Morphology. 1-58. doi: DOI: 10.1007/s11525-018-9336-0.
Sebastian Fedden, and Greville Corbett. 2018. "Extreme classification." Cognitive Linguistics. 29: 633-675. doi: https://doi.org/10.1515/cog-2017-0109.
Non-Canonical Gender Systems
Sebastian Fedden, Jenny Audring, and Greville Corbett. 2018. Non-Canonical Gender Systems. Oxford : Oxford University Press.
Understanding intra-system dependencies: Classifiers in Lao
Fedden, Sebastian, and Corbett, Greville. 2017. "Understanding intra-system dependencies: Classifiers in Lao". In Dependencies in Language, 171-179. Berlin: Language Science Press.
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.
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:
Drivers of geographical patterns of North American language diversity
Marco Túlio Pacheco Coelho, Elisa Barreto Pereira, Hannah Haynie, Thiago Rangel, Patrick Kavanagh, Kathryn Kirby, Simon Greenhill, Claire Bowern, Russell Gray, Robert Colwell, Nicholas Evans, and Michael Gavin. 2019. "Drivers of geographical patterns of North American language diversity." Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. 286 (1889) doi: https://doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2019.0242.
Cross-linguistic Data Formats, advancing data sharing and reuse in comparative linguistics
Robert Forkel, Johann-Mattis List, Simon Greenhill, Sebastian Bank, Christoph Rzymski, Michael Cysouw, Harald Hammarstrom, Martin Haspelmath, and Russell Gray. 2018. "Cross-linguistic Data Formats, advancing data sharing and reuse in comparative linguistics." Scientific Data. 5: 180205.
Post-Marital Residence Patterns Show Lineage-Specific Evolution
Jiří Moravec, Quentin Atkinson, Claire Bowern, Simon Greenhill, Fiona Jordan, Robert Ross, Russell Gray, Stephen Marsland, and Murray Cox. 2018. "Post-Marital Residence Patterns Show Lineage-Specific Evolution." Evolution and Human Behavior. 39 (6): 594-601.
A Bayesian phylogenetic study of the Dravidian language family
Vishnupriya Kolipakam, Fiona Jordan, Michael Dunn, Simon Greenhill, Remco Bouckaert, Russell Gray, and Annemarie Verkerk. 2018. "A Bayesian phylogenetic study of the Dravidian language family." Royal Society Open Science. 5: 171504. doi: 10.1098/rsos.171504.
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.
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): 1-22.
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) 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. 2017. "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 Mānoa, 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 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.
Order in the creole speech community: Marking past temporal reference in Bequia (St Vincent and the Grenadines)
Agata Daleszynska-Slater, Miriam Meyerhoff, and James Walker. 2019. "Order in the creole speech community: Marking past temporal reference in Bequia (St Vincent and the Grenadines)." Language Ecology. 3 (1): 58-88. doi: https://doi.org/10.1075/le.17007.dal.
Language, gender and sexuality
Miriam Meyerhoff, and Susan Ehrlich. 2019. "Language, gender and sexuality." Annual Review of Linguistics. 5: 455-475.
A case-study in historical sociolinguistics beyond Europe: Reconstructing patterns of multilingualism of a language community in Siberia
Olesya Khanina, and Miriam Meyerhoff. 2018. "A case-study in historical sociolinguistics beyond Europe: Reconstructing patterns of multilingualism of a language community in Siberia." Journal of Historical Sociolinguistics. 4 (2) doi: https://doi.org/10.1515/jhsl-2017-0016.
A case for clustering speakers and linguistic variables: Big issues with smaller samples in language variation
Meyerhoff, Miriam, and Klaere, Steffen. 2017. "A case for clustering speakers and linguistic variables: Big issues with smaller samples in language variation". In Language Variation - European Perspectives VI: Selected papers from the Eight International Conference on Language Variation in Europe (ICLaVE 8), 23-46. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.
Representing Trans: Linguistic, legal and everyday perspectives
Evan Hazenberg, and Miriam Meyerhoff. 2017. Representing Trans: Linguistic, legal and everyday perspectives. Wellington : Victoria University Press.
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.
The Development of language
Kidd, Evan, and Rowland, Caroline. 2019. "The Development of language". In Human language: from genes to behavior, Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press.
The ubiquity of frequency effects in first language acquisition
Evan Kidd, Ben Ambridge, Caroline Rowland, and Anna Theakston. 2015. "The ubiquity of frequency effects in first language acquisition." Journal of Child Language. 42 (2): 239-273. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S030500091400049X.
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.
Discovering structure: Person and accessibility
Travis, Catherine, and Torres Cacoullos, Rena. 2018. "Discovering structure: Person and accessibility". In Questioning theoretical primitives in linguistic inquiry (Papers in honor of Ricardo Otheguy), 67-90. Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins.
Stress on I: Debunking unitary contrast accounts
Catherine Travis, and Rena Torres Cacoullos. 2014. "Stress on I: Debunking unitary contrast accounts." Studies in Language. 38 (2): 360-392. doi: https://doi.org/10.1075/sl.38.2.04tra.
Prosody, priming and particular constructions: The patterning of English first-person singular subject expression in conversation
Rena Torres Cacoullos, and Catherine Travis. 2014. "Prosody, priming and particular constructions: The patterning of English first-person singular subject expression in conversation." Journal of Pragmatics. 63: 19-34. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pragma.2013.08.003.
Variationist typology: Shared probabilistic constraints across (non-)null subject languages
Rena Torres Cacoullos, and Catherine Travis. 2019. "Variationist typology: Shared probabilistic constraints across (non-)null subject languages." Linguistics. 57 (3): 653-692.
Bilingualism in the Community: Code-switching and Grammars in Contact
Rena Torres Cacoullos, and Catherine Travis. 2018. Bilingualism in the Community: Code-switching and Grammars in Contact. Cambridge : Cambridge.
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.