Hi! I am a complex systems scientist working mainly on the cultural evolution of language, applying methods from dynamical systems, computational simulation and data science to explain patterns of linguistic variation and change, on various temporal and spatial scales. To find out more about my research, you may peruse some of my papers and talks here, or take a look at the “crumbs” that routinely fall off from my actual work. Some teaching materials are also available.
I am currently employed as an ESRC Postdoctoral Fellow at The University of Manchester (for more vita, see here). To reach me, try:
Detecting constant rates of change in language: an a priori Monte Carlo power analysis
19 July 2019
How to measure the speed of linguistic change?
7 May 2019
Stable variation in multidimensional competition
20 March 2019
Geospatial distributions reflect rates of evolution of features of language
24 January 2019
Adaptive dispersion via stochastic hill climbing
4 September 2018