Personal profile

Personal profile


I study language from a social networks perspective. I show how individuals’ social network structure influences how good they are at understanding others and at expressing themselves. I also examine whether one of the reasons that languages differ from each other is because they are spoken by communities with differnet social structures. I examine these questions using a combination of individual differences, experimental, and computational methods, and across different linguistic levels.

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I am the course co-ordinator for:

  • PS3022 Communication in the social world

I also teach on PS5202 Intergroup and Interpersonal Processes, PS3090 Advanced and Applied Social Psychology, and PS2110 How can Psychology change the world?.

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