I'm co-director of the Masters course in English Language and Linguistics, which provides a wide-ranging and extensive programme centered on the English language, covering both theoretical approaches to linguistics and their application in a broader context. I also teach undergraduate courses on Language and Society, Foundations of Language, Language and the Brain, and the History of the English Language.
I study the cognitive and cultural foundations of language, to investigate how language originated and became complex. My areas of research interest include grammaticalisation, the evolution of language, the cognitive origins of linguistic complexity, (socio-)cognitive linguistics and cultural evolution.
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Most Inspiring Lecturer: RATE Teaching Awards 2012
University of Stirling