Creating Language: Towards a Unified Framework for Language Acquisition, Processing, and Evolution


Charles A. Ryskamp Research Fellowships




Language is a hallmark of the human species, and is fundamental to human social behavior. The applicant has been studying the acquisition, processing, and evolution of language for more than a decade. This work has pointed to a need for an integrated understanding of these three domains in order to exploit the strong constraints between each area and move towards a more complete framework for understanding language in the context of recent research in the humanities and social sciences.