About this Fellow
My area of research is computational linguistics. My current work focuses on the application of probabilistic methods and machine learning to problems in syntax, semantics, and language acquisition.
- Emeritus Professor of Computational Linguistics, King's College London; Professor of Computational Linguistics, Director of the Centre for Linguistic Theory and Studies in Probability, University of Gothenburg
Psycholinguistics; first and second language acquisition, developmental and acquired language disorders, the experimental study of language processing in different languages
Cognition, communication and culture in an evolutionary perspective; anthropological fieldwork in Ethiopia, theoretical and experimental work in linguistic pragmatics and in cognitive psychology
Historical linguistics; semantic change, cognitive and interactional pragmatics; theories of grammaticalisation and construction grammar
Phonology, morphology, historical linguistics, metrics, and the Sanskrit grammatical tradition. The relation between word structure and sentence structure, and the principles governing language change.