Linguistics and English Language

Programme teaching staff

Staff profiles of those involved in teaching on the programme

    Research interests
Simon Kirby

Professor Simon Kirby

Programme Director

Origins and evolution of language; cultural evolution; bridging scientific and artistic practice.

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Dr Jennifer Culbertson

Understanding how languages are shaped by learning and use. More specifically, how typological universals (differences in the frequency of linguistic patterns across the world's languages) arise from properties of our cognitive system.
Kenny Smith
Dr Kenny Smith Evolution of communication, human language and the human capacity for language.