Welcome to my site

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I’m a Hungarian linguist with a quantitative focus. I’m interested in learning and change in cultural systems. Take words: how people learn them, how they change, and how they affect each other all have inescapable ramifications for language, culture, and cognition, and what it ultimately means to be human in a vast, uncaring cosmos.

I work at the Cognitive Development Center at the Central European University, looking at rule and pattern learning with pre-verbal infants.

I have worked on the attractors of variation in Hungarian verbal morpho-phonology with Péter Rebrus at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, on the behaviour of specialised lexical classes in language evolution in Fiona Jordan‘s EXCD lab in Bristol, and on words, and how they change, adapt, or die out, and how this is entrenched in the social context of language use, in Janet Pierrehumbert and Jennifer Hay’s Wordovators project in New Zealand.

This site has an updated CV and list of publications, and also tells you where I am.

 

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