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Our independent research group investigates language diversity and change as part of an integrated cultural evolutionary system. We take a modern evolutionary perspective, using computational tools from genetics and biology, and integrating probabilistic, quantified approaches to phylogenetics with rigorous tests of different models of the interaction between elements of language, contact and geography, and cultural variation.

This group started work in 2009.

Current research topics
Group members
  • Michael Dunn (Group Leader)
  • Ger Reesink
  • Vishnupriya Kolipakam
  • Annemarie Verkerk
  • Damián Blasi (visiting 2014)
Research Affiliates
  • Fiona Jordan (EPLC staff member from 2009 to 2012, now at University of Bristol, United Kingdom, continues as a PI of the Evolution of Semantic Systems project)
  • Dan Dediu (Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen, The Netherlands)
  • Åshild Næss (University of Newcastle, Australia)
Last checked 2015-10-08 by Michael Dunn

Street address
Wundtlaan 1
6525 XD Nijmegen
The Netherlands

Mailing address
P.O. Box 310
6500 AH Nijmegen
The Netherlands

Phone:   +31-24-3521911
Fax:        +31-24-3521213

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