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Visiting Scholars

Visiting Scholars 2017-18

Listed below are scholars visiting Cambridge during this academic year. Scholars staying for a longer period of time are also listed in the Research Directory.

If you have a visitor to your department who would like to be listed on this page, please send an email to contact@languagesciences.cam.ac.uk with the visitor's name, home affiliation, Cambridge affiliation, research interests, and dates of their visit.

 

Professor Johan Bolhuis

Home institution: Utrecht University

Cambridge affiliation: Department of Zoology

Contact details: jjb19@cam.ac.uk

Dates of visit:

Research interests: comparative analysis of birdsong learning and human speech and language acquisition; theoretical analysis of the evolution and mechanisms of language; neural mechanisms of language

Dr Fei Cao

Home institution: Hangzhou Normal University, China

Cambridge affiliation: Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies

Contact details: fc453@cam.ac.uk / caofphyllis@163.com

Dates of visit: September 2017 – August 2018

Research interests: non-native Chinese discourse, acquisition of Chinese as a second language

Dr Stephen Howe

Home institution: Fukuoka University, Japan

Home institution website: http://www.hum.fukuoka-u.ac.jp/eng/staff/english_linguistics

Personal website: stephenhowe.info/

Cambridge affiliation: Wolfson College

Contact details: smh200@cam.ac.uk

Dates of visit: 1 April 2018 – 30 September 2018

Research interests: basic universals of human language; origin and meaning of 'yes' and 'no'

Projects whilst in Cambridge: "Basic universals of human language: Comparison of the languages of Sub-Saharan Africa and Pre-Columbian Americas with English" and "Origin and meaning of ‘yes’ and ‘no’, and jearse and dow in Eastern English".

Dr Howe will publish a study on jearse and dow in 2018, in a volume edited by Laura Wright of the Faculty of English at Cambridge.

Professor Andreas H. Jucker

Home institution: University of Zurich, Switzerland

Home institution website: http://es-jucker.uzh.ch/

Cambridge affiliation: Clare Hall, Faculty of English

Contact details: ahjucker@es.uzh.ch

Dates of visit: 5 January 2018 – 30 June 2018

Research interests: pragmatics, history of English

Project whilst in Cambridge: Forms of Politeness in the History of English

Professor Adam Kendon

Home institution: retired. Formerly of the University of Pennsylvania

Cambridge affiliation: Biological Anthropology, Department of Archaeology. Leverhulme Centre for Human Evolutionary Studies

Contact details: 01223 560534; adamk@dca.net; ak981@cam.ac.uk

Dates of visit: until September 2018

Research interests: gesture, sign language, evolutionary origins of language

Project whilst in Cambridge: critique of the place of gesture in language origins theories

Professor Juhani Klemola

Home institution: University of Tampere, Finland

Cambridge affiliation: Clare Hall (Osk. Huttunen Fellow)

Contact details: jk723@cam.ac.uk

Dates of visit: 1 September 2017 – 31 July 2018

Research interests: English language and linguistics, contact linguistics, dialectology, corpus linguistics

Dr Kanako Komiya

Home institution: Ibaraki University

Cambridge affiliation: Department of Computer Science and Technology

Contact details: kanako.komiya.nlp@vc.ibaraki.ac.jp

Dates of visit: 1 May 2018 – 30 April 2019

Research interests: natural language processing

Project whilst in Cambridge: Domain adaptation and relation learning

Dr Simon Pickl

Home institution: University of Salzburg, Austria

Home institution web page: https://www.uni-salzburg.at/index.php?id=23245

Cambridge affiliation: Department of German and Dutch

Contact details: sp886@cam.ac.uk, 01223 760389

Dates of visit: 1 October 2017 – 30 September 2019

Research interests: German language history, language variation and change, historical sociolinguistics, dialectology and geolinguistics, written language

Professor Shigenori Wakabayashi

Home institution: Chuo University, Tokyo, Japan

Home institution web page: http://global.chuo-u.ac.jp/english/

Cambridge affiliation: Churchill College

Contact details: swkbys37@tamacc.chuo-u.ac.jp

Dates of visit: 30 March 2018 – 30 September 2018

Research interests: second language acquisition, morphology, syntax, Generative Grammar, language processing

Project whilst in Cambridge: modelling of second language learners' knowledge and use of their grammar(s)