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 Professor in the Department of Psychology and Co-Director of the Cognitive Science Program at Cornell University as well Senior Scientist at the Haskins Laboratories and Professor of Child 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, including the Language 0-5 project and the project Cues for different language learning tasks: Simultaneous or successive learning?

LuCiD publications (6) by Morten H. Christiansen

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. 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, 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., 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., 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.

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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