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
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
History of English, especially syntax, including current change; modelling syntactic change; word classes and word class boundaries, gradience in syntax; corpus construction and problems of tagging
Greek and Latin languages and literature; ancient scholarship; ancient bilingualism and second-language learning; politeness and forms of address in Latin and Greek; sociolinguistics of ancient languages