Morten H. Christiansen
A bit about Morten H. Christiansen
I received my PhD in Cognitive Science from the University of Edinburgh in 1995. I am Professor in the Department of Psychology and Co-Director of the Cognitive Science Program at Cornell University as well Senior Scientist at the Haskins Laboratories and Professor of Child Language at the Interacting Minds Centre and School of Communication and Culture at Aarhus University, Denmark. My research focuses on the interaction of biological and environmental constraints in the evolution, acquisition and processing of language. I employ a variety of methodologies, including computational modelling, corpus analyses, artificial language learning, psycholinguistic experiments, and neuroimaging. I have authored more than 175 scientiﬁc papers and have edited four books. My newest book Creating language: Integrating evolution, acquisition, and processing from MIT Press provides an overview of my work over the past two decades.
My Role in LuCiD
I am one of LuCiD's International Co-Investigators. I am involved in several aspects of the Centre, including the Language 0-5 project and the project Cues for different language learning tasks: Simultaneous or successive learning?
LuCiD publications (11) by Morten H. Christiansen
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
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
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
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.
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. 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, 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., 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., 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.
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.