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Professor Elena Lieven FBA

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About this Fellow


Current post

  • Professor of Psychology and Director, ESRC International Centre for Language and Communicative Development (LuCiD), University of Manchester

Past Appointments

  • Director, Max Planck Child Study Centre, 2000 - 2014
  • Lead, Centre for Developmental Science and Disorders, Institute of Brain and Behaviour and Mental Health, 2012 - 2016
  • Managing Editor, Journal of Child Language, 1996 - 2005

Other Linguistics and Philology Fellows

Professor Jenny Cheshire

Sociolinguistics; language change in multilingual urban centres, adolescent language, language & education, syntactic & discourse variation, syntax of spoken English.

Professor Nick Evans

An anthropologist linguist. In addition to primary work recording the endangered indigenous languages of Australia & New Guinea, he has written widely on their implications for linguistics, cognitive science, anthropology, prehistory & other fields

Professor Mary Dalrymple

Descriptive and theoretical syntax and semantics; language documentation; Austronesian and Papuan languages; grammatical analysis within the theory of Lexical Functional Grammar

Professor Nick Chater

The cognitive and social foundations of rationality & language; general principles of cognition; philosophical, economic & policy implications of cognitive science.

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