Department of Theoretical and Applied Linguistics

Modern & Medieval Languages


Dr Bert Vaux

University Reader in Phonology and Morphology
Department of Theoretical and Applied Linguistics
King's College
Cambridge   CB2 1ST

Phone:   (+44) (0)1223 331649

I am primarily interested in phenomena that shed light on the structure and origins of the phonological component of the grammar, especially in the realms of psychophonology (language games, speech errors, acquisition of first, second, and toy languages, development of writing systems), historical linguistics (sound change, reconstruction, evolution of language, Indo-European, Altaic, and Northwest Caucasian languages), and sociolinguistics (dialectology, microvariation, and nanovariation). I also enjoy working with native speakers to document endangered languages, especially dialects of Armenian, Abkhaz, and English.