Dr Bert Vaux

Bert Vaux

University position

Reader

Dr Bert Vaux is pleased to consider applications from prospective PhD students.

Departments

Department of Linguistics and Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages

Email

bv230@cam.ac.uk

Home page

http://www.mml.cam.ac.uk/ling/st... (personal home page)

Research Themes

Cognitive and Behavioural Neuroscience

Systems and Computational Neuroscience

Interests

--grounding of phonological learning in a mathematical implementation of evolutionary information theory.

--phonological cognition.

--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

--bilingual acquisition

--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.

regional terms for drinking fountain in the US
Regional terms for drinking fountain in the US
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Research Focus

Keywords

phonology

morphology

linguistics

cognition

psycholinguistics

Clinical conditions

Aphasia

Childhood disorders

Cognitive impairment

Deafness

Dyslexia

Genetic disorders

Language disorders

Learning disabilities

Stroke

Tourette's syndrome

Traumatic brain injury

Turner's Syndrome

Williams' Syndrome

Equipment

Behavioural analysis

Computational modelling

Cross-sectional and cohort studies

Randomised control trials

Collaborators

United Kingdom

Andrew Nevins Web: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/psychla...

Key publications

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