Professor Bert Vaux
Professor Bert Vaux is pleased to consider applications from prospective PhD students.
Department of Linguistics and Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages
https://www.mmll.cam.ac.uk/bv230 (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.
Cross-sectional and cohort studies
Randomised control trials
Associated News Items
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