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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 Graham Furniss

Oral and written literatures of Africa; orality, performance and genre in the popular cultures of West Africa with particular reference to Hausa-speaking regions of Nigeria and Niger

Professor Aditi Lahiri

Synchronic and diachronic morpho-phonology of Germanic and Indo-Aryan language families, and psycholinguistic and neurolinguistic research on the phonological and morphological representations of the mental lexicon

Professor Shalom Lappin

Computational learning theory and machine learning applied to grammar induction and natural language processing, computational and formal semantics, and computational modeling of cognitive processes

Professor Robyn Carston

The human capacity for ostensive communication; its relation to linguistic competence and theory of mind; the semantics and pragmatics of word meaning; metaphorical and other non-literal uses of language