About this Fellow
Psycholinguistics and Cognitive Science Computational Linguistics
- Professor of Cognitive Science, School of Informatics, University of Edinburgh
- Lecturer and Reader in Computational Linguistics, University of Edinburgh, 1983 - 1988
- Associate and full Professor in Computer and Information Sciences, University of Pennsylvania, 1988 - 1998
- Professor of Cognitive Science, University of Edinburgh, 1998
- Professor of Cognitive Science in the Division of Informatics, University of Edinburgh, University of Edinburgh, 1998
- , University of Warwick, 1983 - 1997
The cognitive and social foundations of rationality & language; general principles of cognition; philosophical, economic & policy implications of cognitive science.
Sign language as a model to understand human language generally: neuroimaging studies of commonalities in processing spoken & signed languages; the influence of modality of communication on language structure; sociolinguistics of Deaf communities.
The languages, religions and history of pre-Islamic Iran and Central Asia with special attention to Zoroastrianism; Ancient and Middle Iranian philology and linguistics
Theoretical and experimental psycholinguistics; multi-language studies of psychological mechanisms for decoding the structure and meaning of sentences; modelling the process of grammar acquisition by children