Dr Bert Vaux
Dr Bert Vaux is pleased to consider applications from prospective PhD students.
http://www.mml.cam.ac.uk/ling/st... (personal home page)
--grounding of phonological learning in a mathematical implementation of evolutionary information theory.
--implications of selective aphasias, first and second language acquisition phenomena, processing and production effects, and language games for theories of phonological and morphological architecture.
--interactions between synesthesia and phonetics/phonology.
--cleft palate speech in late bilinguals
--extraction of predictive group characteristics from large linguistic corpora using statistical techniques developed in chemometrics to identify gender and other biological characteristics from large databases of sweat samples.
Traumatic brain injury
Cross-sectional and cohort studies
Randomised control trials
Andrew Nevins Web: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/psychla...
Johannessen, J, Vaux B (2013), “Retroflex Variation and Methodological Issues: A Reply to Simonsen, Moen and Cowen (2008)” Journal of Phonetics
Vaux B (2011), “Language games and speech disguises” The Handbook of Phonological Theory, second edition
Vaux B, Myler N (2011), “Meter is music” Language and Music as Cognitive Systems
Vaux B (2009), “The role of features in a symbolic theory of phonology” Contemporary Views on Architecture and Representations in Phonological Theory
Vaux B, Nevins A (2008), “Rules, Constraints, and Phonological Phenomena” Oxford University Press
Vaux B (2007), “The role of features in a symbolic theory of phonology. In Contemporary Views on Architecture and Representations, Eric Raimy and Charles Cairns, eds” Cambridge: MIT Press.
Vaux B, Nevins A (2007), “Underlying representations that do not minimize grammatical violations. In "Freedom of Analysis", Sylvia Blaho, Patrik Bye, and Martin Krämer” eds.
Vaux B, Cooper J, Tucker E (2006), “Linguistic Field Methods” book
Vaux B, Nevins A (2006), “The Role of Contrast in Locality: Transparent Palatal Glides in Kyrghyz” MIT Working Papers in Linguistics 52:275-287