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James Winters
Attended University of Edinburgh
Lived in Cardiff
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Last week saw the release of the latest Roberts & Winters collaboration (with guest star Keith Chen). The paper, Future Tense and Economic Decisions: Controlling for Cultural Evolution, builds ...
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Does the weather effect the languages we speak? This week, Caleb Everett, Damian Blasi and I have a paper out in PNAS on the effects of humidity on the production and perception of lexical tone, an...
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I'm working with the Language in Interaction project to create an App game about linguistic diversity.  It's a game where you listen to several recordings of people talking and have to match the on...
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This is a guest post by Thom Scott-Phillips, previewing his new book, ‘Speaking Our Minds: Why Human Communication Is Different, And How Language Evolved To Make It Special’, which has just been pu...
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  [This is a guest post by Oh wait, I'm not a guest anymore. Thanks to James for inviting me to become a regular contributor to Replicated Typo. I hope I will have to say some interesting thin...
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James and I have written about Galton's problem in large datasets.  Because two modern languages can have a common ancestor, the traits that they exhibit aren't independent observations.  This can ...
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On Thursday I ran an experiment to evolve an app name.  And here's the name that won: I'm not sure if I could cope with having to say 'Lingo Bingo' for the next two months, but we'll see. Here's ho...
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Last week saw the publication of my latest paper, with co-authors Simon Kirby and Kenny Smith, looking at how languages adapt to their contextual niche (link to the OA version and here's the origin...
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This is a guest post by Christine Cuskley. As a general rule, there is much that is very badly written about specialist academic disciplines. From farts curing cancer to hot wet aliens, academic re...
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In keeping with Sean's previous Evolang Preview some Neanderthal&language evolution-related news: As Andrew Lamont writes on the official LINGUIST List Blog: The controversy over whether Neande...
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Education
  • University of Edinburgh
    MSc Evolution of Language and Cognition, 2008 - 2009
  • Cardiff University
    MA Language and Communication Research, 2010 - 2011
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Evolutionary Linguist (of the still-in-education variety)
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Cardiff - Edinburgh - Antwerp
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