Hello, and welcome to Henri’s webpage! I am what you might call a ‘per-doctoral’ researcher at the University of Konstanz, whilst finishing a PhD in Linguistics at The University of Manchester. I work on language variation and change from a mathematical perspective, under the broad umbrella of complex systems science. The leitmotif of my research, if I had to pick one, would be this: language change is the result of a complex interplay of language learning processes and population dynamics and can only be understood with the help of exact models that incorporate both deterministic and stochastic factors.

Contact: henri (dot) kauhanen (thingamy) manchester (dot) ac (dot) uk

Manchester/Konstanz collaborators: Ricardo Bermúdez-Otero, Tobias Galla, Deepthi Gopal, Andrew Koontz-Garboden, Stephen Nichols, George Walkden.