MemberShiloh Drake

…June 17: Roots V conference; L1 biases, learning, and generalization [poster]

July 22: Morphological Typology and Linguistic Cognition workshop; L1 biases in learning root-and-pattern morphology [poster]…

My research investigates the structure of the lexicon, how words and morphemes are processed, and how we arrive at meaning. I conduct this work with English-, Maltese-, and Arabic-speaking populations, which enables me to explore morphological and lexical processing not only in monolingual populations but also in bilingual populations. I am also interested in morphological processing in clinical populations, such as people with Specific Language Impairment, Williams Syndrome, primary progressive aphasia – semantic variant, and people who have suffered from traumatic brain injury.

MemberBarbara Blankenship

…– Vowel Perception in a Second Language. In Phonology, Morphology, and the Empirical Imperative: Papers in Honour of Bruce L. Derwing, edited by Grace E. Wiebe, Gary Libben, Tom Priestly, Ron Smyth, and H. Samuel Wang. Taipei, Taiwan: The Crane Publishing Company, 2006.– A New Tool for Accessing Authentic Materials. Joint paper with Ariann Stern….

Less commonly taught languages, heritage-language learning, teaching methodology, endangered languages. Historical and comparative linguistics, phonetics, morphology, history of English.

MemberSantiago Gualchi

I study Linguistics at the University of Buenos Aires. I’m currently attending my last semester but I’m also teaching Grammar to new students. I’m part of a funded Statistics research group and a Computational Linguistics study group. My main research topic at the time is inflectional morphology acquisition; I’m trying to assess how well formal theories of morphological competence explain the behaviour observed in children during the process of language acquisition. To do this, I combine corpus studies with computational simulation and statistical modelling. In my spare time, I like to grab my bike and go for a ride.

MemberMatthew F. Wickman

Interdisciplinary literary and cultural studies, including in disciplines outside the humanities (e.g., the sciences, mathematics, law, etc.); Scottish literary and intellectual history, 1707-the present; British literature of the long eighteenth century; Romanticism; modernism; critical and literary theory; the Enlightenment and its intellectual legacy; history and morphology of literary forms; literary and intellectual history; crime fiction

MemberJames Tauber

I work at the intersection of computing, philology, and linguistics both as an independent scholar and as a software developer working on digital humanities projects with other scholars. My interests include morphology (theoretical, computational, and historical), Indo-European linguistics, Linguistic Linked Open Data, text encoding and annotation of historical language corpora (especially Ancient Greek but also Old English and Old Norse), machine-actionable language description, computer-aided historical language learning (especially Ancient Greek but also Old English and Old Norse).

MemberSomdev Kar

Dr. Somdev Kar is an associate professor at the Indian Institute of Technology Ropar. He earned his Ph.D. in Linguistics from Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen, Germany, and his MA in Applied Linguistics from the University of Hyderabad. Prior to joining IIT Ropar, he worked at the Leibniz-Zentrum Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft (ZAS), Berlin, Germany, as a research associate and at CIIL, Mysore, as a Fellow, and later as a visiting faculty at Qatar University, Qatar. His research interests lie in the fields of Phonetics and Phonology (Optimality Theory), Distributed Morphology, Evolutionary Linguistics, and NLP. He published a book and several research articles in internationally acclaimed journals.

MemberBébio Vieira Amaro

2020/01-2021/12: Research grant awarded by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) to the Research Project “Use of GIS for Historical Analysis of Tianjin’s Urban Morphology, Environment and Built Heritage”.
Chief Researcher: Bébio Vieira Amaro
Total Research Budget: 321,000 Chinese Yuan (4,897,176 Japanese Yen)
Research Grant Code Number: 51950410588

Bébio Amaro is a Doctor of Engineering from the University of Tokyo, specializing in the architectural, urban and territorial history of East Asian port towns during the 16th and 17th centuries. Currently, he is an Assistant Professor at the School of Engineering in Tianjin University, and also serves as Assistant Director of the International Research Centre for Chinese Cultural Heritage Conservation (IRC/CCHC) at the same university.   His current research focus is to apply methodologies from the fields of Geographical Information Systems (GIS), Remote Sensing, Environmental Sciences, Archaeology and Archaeogeography to digitally reconstruct pre-modern landscapes, and analyze the urbanization process of port cities such as Tianjin over very long time spans (100-400 years). Furthermore, he is an avid proponent of building bridges between the worlds of Humanities and Natural Sciences, as it is impossible to properly understand urban development, urban morphology and built heritage without taking into account the cultural viewpoints of various social groups at different time periods. To this end, he encourages students to broaden their horizons, and consider emotional, ritual/religious, artistic/symbolic and environmental perspectives when studying the urban and non-urban landscape.   His perspectives on building and landscape morphology are informed by the work of theorists such as Bruno Latour, Tim Ingold and Gérard Chouquer, arguing that landscapes are generated by long and complex processes that involve both humans and non-humans (ex: diseases, animals, natural disasters, geomorphological processes, etc.). It is these complex, self-organized and non-linear processes that over long periods of time gradually give birth to elements of heritage and memory.