Morten

Morten H. Christiansen

Professor

A bit about Morten H. Christiansen

Morten H. Christiansen is the William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Psychology at Cornell University, Professor in Cognitive Science of Language at the School of Communication and Culture as well as the Interacting Minds Centre at Aarhus University, Denmark, and a Senior Scientist at the Haskins Labs. He was elected as a foreign member of the Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters, as well as Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science and of the Cognitive Science Society. Christiansen is the author of over 225 scientific papers and has edited four books and authored two monographs. His newest book aimed at a general audience, The Language Game: How Improvisation Created Language and Changed the World, outlines a radical new perspective on how language works. 

My Role in LuCiD

I am one of LuCiD's International Co-Investigators. I am involved in several aspects of the Centre.

LuCiD publications (24) by Morten H. Christiansen

Christiansen, M.H. & Chater, N. (2022). The language game: How improvisation created language and changed the world. London, UK: Bantam Press.

Isbilen, E., Frost, R., Monaghan, P., Christiansen, M. (2019). Statistically-based chunking of nonadjacent dependencies. Talk presented at Scandinavian Association for Language and Cognition conference. Aarhus, Denmark.

Isbilen, E., Frost, R., Monaghan, P., & Christiansen, M. (2019). Chunk-based statistical learning of non-adjacent dependencies. Talk presented at the Interdisciplinary Advances in Statistical Learning conference . San Sebastian.

Frost, R., Isbilen, E., Christiansen, M., Monoghan, P. (2019). Testing the limits of non-adjacent dependency learning: Statistical segmentation and generalization across domains. Proceedings of the 41st Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society. Montreal, Canada.

McCauley, S. M. & Christiansen, M. H. (2019). Language learning as language use: A cross-linguistic model of child language development. Psychological Review, Vol 126(1), Jan 2019, 1-51

Frost, R. L. A., Monaghan, P., & Christiansen, M. H. (2019). Mark my words: High frequency marker words impact early stages of language learning. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition. Advance online publication. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/xlm0000683

Isbilin, E., Frost, R., Monaghan, P., Christiansen, M. (2018). Bridging artificial and natural language learning: Comparing processing- and reflection-based measures of learning. Proceedings of 40th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, 1856-1861. Cognitive Science Society.

Trecca, F., McCauley, S. M., Rils Andersen, S., Bleses, D., Basbøll, H., Højen , A., Madsen, T. O., Bjønness Ribu, I. S. & Christiansen, M. H. (2018). Segmentation of Highly Vocalic Speech Via Statistical Learning: Initial Results From Danish, Norwegian, and English. Language Learning, 69(1)pp 143-176

Frost, R. L. A., Monaghan, P., & Christiansen, M. H. (2017). Probabilistic use of high frequency words helps language acquisition. Poster presented at the 23rd Annual Conference on Architectures and Mechanisms for Language Processing (AMLaP), Lancaster, UK.

McCauley, S. M., Isbilen, E. S., & Christiansen, M. H. (2017). Individual differences in chunking ability predict sentence processing at multiple levels of abstraction. Poster presented at the 23rd Architectures and Mechanisms of Language Processing (AMLaP) Conference, Lancaster, United Kingdom.

McCauley, S.M., Isbilen, E. S., & Christiansen, M. H. (2017). Chunking Ability Shapes Sentence Processing at Multiple Levels of Abstraction. (2) Poster presented at the 23rd Architectures and Mechanisms of Language Processing (AMLaP) Conference, Lancaster, United Kingdom.

McCauley, S.M., Isbilen, E.S., & Christiansen, M.H. (2017). Chunking ability shapes sentence processing at multiple levels of abstraction. (1) In G. Gunzelmann, A. Howes, T. Tenbrink, & E.J. Davelaar (Eds.), Proceedings of the 39th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 2681-2686). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society.

McCauley, S. M. & Christiansen, M. H. (2017). Computational Investigations of Multiword Chunks in Language Learning. Top Cogn Sci, 9: 637-652.

McCauley, S.M., Isbilen, E.S., & Christiansen, M.H. (2017). Chunking ability shapes sentence processing at multiple levels of abstraction. In G. Gunzelmann, A. Howes, T. Tenbrink, & E.J. Davelaar (Eds.) Proceedings of the 39th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 2681-2686). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society.

McCauley, S.M., & Christiansen, M.H. (2017). Modeling the Role of Predictive vs. Recognition-based Processing in Acquisition. Paper presented at the 23rd Architectures and Mechanisms of Language Processing (AMLaP) Conference, Lancaster, United Kingdom.

Christiansen, M., Monaghan, P. (2016). Division of labour in vocabulary structure: Insights from corpus analyses. Topics in Cognitive Science , 8(3), 610-624.

Frost, R. L. A., Monaghan, P., & Christiansen, M. H. (2016). How do high frequency words help language acquisition? Poster session presented at the Experimental Psychology Society's London Meeting, University College London, UK.

Frost, R. L. A, Monaghan, P., & Christiansen, M. H. (2016). Using Statistics to Learn Words and Grammatical Categories: How High Frequency Words Assist Language Acquisition. Poster to be presented at the 38th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society, Philadelphia, PA, USA.

Frost, R. L. A, Monaghan, P., & Christiansen, M. H. ( (2016). High Frequency Words can Assist Language Acquisition Talk to be presented at the Fifth Implicit Learning Seminar, Lancaster, UK.

Frost, R. L. A., Peter, M., Durrant, S., Bidgood, A., Rowland, C., Monaghan, P. & Christiansen, M. H. (2016). How do infants use nonadjacent dependencies during language development? Poster presented at the XX Biennial International Conference on Infant Studies, New Orleans, LA, USA.

Frost, R. L. A., Peter, M., Durrant, S., Bidgood, A., Rowland, C., Monaghan, P. & Christiansen, M. H. (2016). How do infants use nonadjacent dependencies during language acquisition? Poster to be presented at the Fifth Implicit Learning Seminar. Lancaster, UK.

Frost, R., Peter, M., Durrant, S., Bidgood, A., Rowland, C., Monaghan, P., Christiansen, M. (2016). How do infants use nonadjacent dependencies during language development? (1) Poster presented at Fifth Implicit Learning Seminar Lancaster, UK.

Frost, R., Monaghan, P.. Christiansen, M. (2016). High frequency words assist language acquisition. Poster presented at 22nd Annual Conference on Architectures and Mechanisms for Language Processing (AMLaP), Bilbao, Spain.

Dingemanse, M., Blasi, D. E., Lupyan, G., Christiansen, M. H., & Monaghan, P (2015). Arbitrariness, iconicity and systematicity in language. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 19, 603-615.

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