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Padraic Monaghan

Professor

A bit about Padraic Monaghan

After degrees in Mathematics and Philosophy, and Cognitive Science, I studied for my PhD at Edinburgh University. I then worked as a postdoc at Edinburgh, then Warwick University, before lecturing at University of York in Psychology. I joined Lancaster University in 2007 as Professor of Cognition, where I am interested in research on language acquisition, language evolution, literacy development, and the effects of sleep on learning and memory. My research involves experimental studies with infants and adults, corpus analyses of multiple languages, and computational modelling of language processing. See my university profile page for more information.

My role in LuCiD

I am a Co-Director of LuCiD. I lead the Environment theme and I am the Principal Investigator for the project 'Cues for different language learning tasks: Simultaneous or successive learning?'. 

I also chair the Impact Strategy Group and have been heavily involved in the development of LuCiD's communications and outreach plans.

LuCiD publications (23) by Padraic Monaghan

Monaghan, P. (2017). Canalization of Language Structure From Environmental Constraints: A Computational Model of Word Learning From Multiple Cues. Topics in Cognitive Science, 9: 21–34.

Frost, R. L. A. & Monaghan, P. (2017). Sleep-Driven Computations in Speech Processing. PLoS ONE 12(1):e0169538.

Monaghan, P. and Rowland, C. F. (2016). Combining Language Corpora With Experimental and Computational Approaches for Language Acquisition Research. Language Learning. doi:10.1111/lang.12221

Monaghan, P. & Rebuschat, P. (2016). Aligning implicit learning and statistical learning: Two approaches, one phenomenon. Symposium presented at The Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society, Philadelphia: USA.

Trotter, A. S., Frost, R. L. A., & Monaghan, P. (2016). Natural language cues, and the acquisition of artificial grammars. Poster presented at the Fifth Implicit Learning Seminar. Lancaster, UK.

Trotter, A. S., Frost, R. L. A., & Monaghan, P. (2016). Multiple natural language cues assist the processing of hierarchical structure. (1) Poster presented at the 22nd annual AMLaP Conference. Bilbao, Spain.

Trotter, A. S., Frost, L. A., & Monaghan, P. (2016). Multiple natural language cues assist the processing of hierarchical structure. Poster presented at the 15th annual meeting of Psycholinguistics in Flanders. Antwerp: Belgium.

Frost, R. L. A., Monaghan, P., & Tatsumi, T. (2016). Domain-General Mechanisms for Speech Segmentation: The Role of Duration Information in Language Learning. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance. Advance online publication. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/xhp0000325

Twomey, K. E., Smith, A., Monaghan, P. & Westermann, G. (2016). Neurocomputational Models of Cognitive Development and Processing: Proceedings of the 14th Neural Computation and Psychology Workshop (NCPW). World Scientific. Trends in Psychology and Artificial Intelligence. Hershey, PA: Information Science Reference.

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.

Frost, R.L.A. & Monaghan, P. (2016). Simultaneous segmentation and generalisation of non-adjacent dependencies from continuous speech. Cognition, 147, 70-74.

Frost, R. L. A. & Monaghan, P. (2015). Simultaneous segmentation and generalisation of non-adjacent dependencies. Poster presented at Interdisciplinary Advances in Statistical Learning, BCBL, San Sebastian, Spain.

Frost, R. L. A. & Monaghan, P. (2015). Sleep-driven computations in speech processing. Poster presented at the New Directions in Implicit and Explicit Language Learning symposium, Lancaster, UK.

Frost, R. L. A. & Monaghan, P. (2015). How do high frequency words assist language acquisition in infant and adult learners? Talk presented at the First Annual LuCiD Language and Communicative Development Conference. Liverpool, UK.

Monaghan, P. (2015). How do we learn words? Talk given 8 November, Manchester Museum.

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.

Frost, R., Twomey, K. E., Taylor, G., Westermann, G. and Monaghan P. (2015). Word for word. Nursery World Magazine, 27 July, 21-23

Taylor, J.S.H., Duff, F.J., Woollams, A., Monaghan, P., & Ricketts, J. (2015). How word meaning influences word reading. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 24 (4), 322–328

Monaghan, P. (2014). Age of acquisition predicts rate of lexical evolution. Cognition, 133 (3), 530-534.

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