Morten

Morten H. Christiansen

Professor

A bit about Morten H. Christiansen

I received my PhD in Cognitive Science from the University of Edinburgh in 1995. I am the William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Psychology and Co-Director of the Cognitive Science Program at Cornell University as well Senior Scientist at the Haskins Laboratories and Professor in Cognitive Science of Language at the Interacting Minds Centre and School of Communication and Culture at Aarhus University, Denmark. My research focuses on the interaction of biological and environmental constraints in the evolution, acquisition and processing of language. I employ a variety of methodologies, including computational modelling, corpus analyses, artificial language learning, psycholinguistic experiments, and neuroimaging. I have authored more than 175 scientific papers and have edited four books. My newest book Creating language: Integrating evolution, acquisition, and processing from MIT Press provides an overview of my work over the past two decades.

My Role in LuCiD

I am one of LuCiD's International Co-Investigators. I am involved in several aspects of the Centre.

LuCiD publications (23) by Morten H. Christiansen

Isbilen, E., Frost, R., Monaghan, P., Christiansen, M. (2019). Statistically-based chunking of nonadjacent dependencies. Talk presented at Scandinavian Association for Language and Cognition conference. Aarhus, Denmark.

Isbilen, E., Frost, R., Monaghan, P., & Christiansen, M. (2019). Chunk-based statistical learning of non-adjacent dependencies. Talk presented at the Interdisciplinary Advances in Statistical Learning conference . San Sebastian.

Frost, R., Isbilen, E., Christiansen, M., Monoghan, P. (2019). Testing the limits of non-adjacent dependency learning: Statistical segmentation and generalization across domains. Proceedings of the 41st Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society. Montreal, Canada.

McCauley, S. M. & Christiansen, M. H. (2019). Language learning as language use: A cross-linguistic model of child language development. Psychological Review, Vol 126(1), Jan 2019, 1-51

Frost, R. L. A., Monaghan, P., & Christiansen, M. H. (2019). Mark my words: High frequency marker words impact early stages of language learning. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition. Advance online publication. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/xlm0000683

Isbilin, E., Frost, R., Monaghan, P., Christiansen, M. (2018). Bridging artificial and natural language learning: Comparing processing- and reflection-based measures of learning. Proceedings of 40th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, 1856-1861. Cognitive Science Society.

Trecca, F., McCauley, S. M., Rils Andersen, S., Bleses, D., Basbøll, H., Højen , A., Madsen, T. O., Bjønness Ribu, I. S. & Christiansen, M. H. (2018). Segmentation of Highly Vocalic Speech Via Statistical Learning: Initial Results From Danish, Norwegian, and English. Language Learning, 69(1)pp 143-176

Frost, R. L. A., Monaghan, P., & Christiansen, M. H. (2017). Probabilistic use of high frequency words helps language acquisition. Poster presented at the 23rd Annual Conference on Architectures and Mechanisms for Language Processing (AMLaP), Lancaster, UK.

McCauley, S. M., Isbilen, E. S., & Christiansen, M. H. (2017). Individual differences in chunking ability predict sentence processing at multiple levels of abstraction. Poster presented at the 23rd Architectures and Mechanisms of Language Processing (AMLaP) Conference, Lancaster, United Kingdom.

McCauley, S.M., Isbilen, E. S., & Christiansen, M. H. (2017). Chunking Ability Shapes Sentence Processing at Multiple Levels of Abstraction. (2) Poster presented at the 23rd Architectures and Mechanisms of Language Processing (AMLaP) Conference, Lancaster, United Kingdom.

McCauley, S.M., Isbilen, E.S., & Christiansen, M.H. (2017). Chunking ability shapes sentence processing at multiple levels of abstraction. (1) In G. Gunzelmann, A. Howes, T. Tenbrink, & E.J. Davelaar (Eds.), Proceedings of the 39th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 2681-2686). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society.

McCauley, S. M. & Christiansen, M. H. (2017). Computational Investigations of Multiword Chunks in Language Learning. Top Cogn Sci, 9: 637-652.

McCauley, S.M., Isbilen, E.S., & Christiansen, M.H. (2017). Chunking ability shapes sentence processing at multiple levels of abstraction. In G. Gunzelmann, A. Howes, T. Tenbrink, & E.J. Davelaar (Eds.) Proceedings of the 39th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 2681-2686). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society.

McCauley, S.M., & Christiansen, M.H. (2017). Modeling the Role of Predictive vs. Recognition-based Processing in Acquisition. Paper presented at the 23rd Architectures and Mechanisms of Language Processing (AMLaP) Conference, Lancaster, United Kingdom.

Christiansen, M., Monaghan, P. (2016). Division of labour in vocabulary structure: Insights from corpus analyses. Topics in Cognitive Science , 8(3), 610-624.

Frost, R. L. A., Monaghan, P., & Christiansen, M. H. (2016). How do high frequency words help language acquisition? Poster session presented at the Experimental Psychology Society's London Meeting, University College London, UK.

Frost, R. L. A, Monaghan, P., & Christiansen, M. H. (2016). Using Statistics to Learn Words and Grammatical Categories: How High Frequency Words Assist Language Acquisition. Poster to be presented at the 38th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society, Philadelphia, PA, USA.

Frost, R. L. A, Monaghan, P., & Christiansen, M. H. ( (2016). High Frequency Words can Assist Language Acquisition Talk to be presented at the Fifth Implicit Learning Seminar, Lancaster, UK.

Frost, R. L. A., Peter, M., Durrant, S., Bidgood, A., Rowland, C., Monaghan, P. & Christiansen, M. H. (2016). How do infants use nonadjacent dependencies during language development? Poster presented at the XX Biennial International Conference on Infant Studies, New Orleans, LA, USA.

Frost, R. L. A., Peter, M., Durrant, S., Bidgood, A., Rowland, C., Monaghan, P. & Christiansen, M. H. (2016). How do infants use nonadjacent dependencies during language acquisition? Poster to be presented at the Fifth Implicit Learning Seminar. Lancaster, UK.

Frost, R., Peter, M., Durrant, S., Bidgood, A., Rowland, C., Monaghan, P., Christiansen, M. (2016). How do infants use nonadjacent dependencies during language development? (1) Poster presented at Fifth Implicit Learning Seminar Lancaster, UK.

Frost, R., Monaghan, P.. Christiansen, M. (2016). High frequency words assist language acquisition. Poster presented at 22nd Annual Conference on Architectures and Mechanisms for Language Processing (AMLaP), Bilbao, Spain.

Dingemanse, M., Blasi, D. E., Lupyan, G., Christiansen, M. H., & Monaghan, P (2015). Arbitrariness, iconicity and systematicity in language. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 19, 603-615.

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