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Professor Paul Kerswill FBA

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About this Fellow

Sociolinguistics; English, Norwegian; language and migration; new dialects; multicultural youth language; language and social structure; sociolinguistics of West Africa; language, media and public dissemination

Website: https://www.york.ac.uk/language/people/academic-research/paul-kerswill/

Appointments

Current post

  • Professor of Sociolinguistics, University of York

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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.

Professor Bencie Woll

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