Dr Bert Vaux

Bert Vaux

University position


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


Department of Linguistics and Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages



Home page

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

Research Themes

Cognitive and Behavioural Neuroscience

Systems and Computational Neuroscience


--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







Clinical conditions


Childhood disorders

Cognitive impairment



Genetic disorders

Language disorders

Learning disabilities


Tourette's syndrome

Traumatic brain injury

Turner's Syndrome

Williams' Syndrome


Behavioural analysis

Computational modelling

Cross-sectional and cohort studies

Randomised control trials


United Kingdom

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

Associated News Items

    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