CV

Positions

Post Doc, Project: Cultural Evolution of Kinship Diversity: Variation in Language, Cognition, and Social Norms Regarding Family (VARIKIN), Department of Archeology and Anthropology, Bristol University. Principal Investigator: Fiona Jordan (2016-)

Post Doc, Project: Creativity and Cooperation in the Dynamics of the Lexicon: from Lexis to Logos, New Zealand Institute of Language, Brain and Behaviour. Principal Investigators: Jennifer B. Hay & Janet B. Pierrehumbert (2013-2016)

PhD student, GRK DFG-1624/1 Research Group ‘Frequency Effects on Language Structure’, University of Freiburg (2009-2012)

Editor, ‘Amorph’ Hungarian Morphology Database (Research Grant OTKA49327) (2008)

Copy writer, Prezi/Zuilabs ltd. (2008-2009)

Associate editor, The Speculative Grammarian (2007-2008)

Education

PhD English Linguistics: Salience in Sociolinguistics – a quantitative approach. Supervisors: Bernd Kortmann, Christian Mair, Christian Langstrof. University of Freiburg – 2012

Visiting researcher, University of Edinburgh – Feb-Apr 2012

MA Theoretical Linguistics, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest – 2010

MA English Language and Literature, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest – 2009

Visiting student, Tromsø University – Aug-Dec 2008

Publications (cf. publications page)

Teaching

Language Evolution. Guest Lecture. Evolution and Human Behaviour Unit, University of Bristol. Spring semester, 2016/17.

Evolution in biology and in culture. Guest lecture (with Catherine Sheard). Big Ideas in Anthropology Unit, University of Bristol. Spring semester, 2016/17.

Introduction to Sociolinguistic Anthropology. Seminar (with Fiona Jordan). University of Bristol, Spring semester, 2016/17.

Language death. Guest lecture (and seminars). Human Challenges Unit, University of Bristol. Winter semester, 2016/17.

Basic linguistic terminology (seminar). Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest. Winter semester, 2012/13.

Introduction to variationist sociolinguistics (seminar). Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest. Winter semester, 2012/13.

(with Katalin Mády) Methodology (seminar). Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest. Winter semester, 2012/13.

Professional experience

Research staff representative, Faculty of Arts, University of Bristol (2016-)

New Zealand Institute of Language Brain and Behaviour Seminar Series (2015). Origaniser.

Exemplar-based Modelling in Phonology, workshop at the University of Freiburg (2011). Organiser.

Connectionist Networks Workshop at the University of Freiburg (2010). Organiser.

Eötvös Loránd University Department of Theoretical Linguistics Phonology Workshop (2008, 2009). Organiser.

SPE40 Workshop in Szálka, Hungary (2008). Organiser.

Languages

English (fluent)
Hungarian (fluent)
German (fluent)
French (reading)

Code

From best to least best: R, LATEX, Markdown/Sweave, Praat, Python, Git, SQL, Weka

Interests

quantitative methods, linguistics, cognition, social learning, language evolution, language variation and change, replicability, the nature of truth, ambient music

References

Fiona Jordan
Department of Archeology and Anthropology
University of Bristol
Fiona.Jordan[at]bristol[dot]ac[dot]uk

Jennifer B. Hay
New Zealand Institute of Language Brain and Behaviour
University of Canterbury
jen.hay[at]canterbury[dot]ac[dot]nz

Janet B. Pierrehumbert
Department of Linguistics
Oxford e-Research Centre
University of Oxford
janet.pierrehumbert[at]oerc[dot]ox[dot]ac[dot]uk

Bernd Kortmann
Chair in English Linguistics
University of Freiburg
bernd.kortmann[at]anglistik[dot]uni-freiburg.de