PhD for Mark Atkinson

31 October 2016  •  Kenny Smith

Congratulations to Dr Mark Atkinson, who was formally awarded his PhD today – Mark’s thesis was titled “Sociocultural determination of linguistic complexity”, he was supervised by Kenny Smith and Simon Kirby and examined by Rick Dale and Joe Fruehwald.

We’re evolving!

6 May 2016  •  Jon Carr

The Language Evolution and Computation Research Unit was established back in 1997 by Jim Hurford and Simon Kirby, and has grown substantially since then to become (we think) the world’s leading group of researchers working on language origins and evolution. To reflect our increased size, and also the increased breadth of the techniques we use (we still build computational models, but it’s not all we do), we’ve decided to rebrand as the Centre for Language Evolution.

Welcome to our new home on the internet!