Photo: Fernanda Barrientos
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. Apart from applying mathematical and computational tools to understand the population dynamics of language, I am also interested in various epistemological and methodological issues to do with how theory (and models) and data are (or ought to be) linked in this enterprise. To find out more, 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 software and teaching materials are also available.