Edinburgh Research Explorer

Qualifications

2007 - PhD in Phonetics and Linguistics, University College London

2004 - M.Phil, General Linguistics and comparative Philology, St Hugh's College, University of Oxford

2001 - B.A (1st Class Honours), Modern Languages, St Hugh's College University of Oxford

Visiting and Research Positions

2014 - Chancellor's Fellow, Linguistics and English Language, University of Edinburgh

2014 - Adjunct Professor, Department of Linguistics, University of Ottawa

2011-2014 - Assistant Professor, Department of Linguistics, University of Ottawa

2008-2011 - British Academy Post-doctoral Fellow, Linguistics and English Language, University of Edinburgh

2007-2008 - Post-doctoral Associate, Centre of Cognitive Studies, Tufts Univserity

Teaching

University of Ottawa

2011-2014 - LIN1310 "Introduction to Linguistics 1: From Morpheme to Utterance" (7 sections)

2013-2014 - LIN2310 " Intorduction to Syntax"

2012-2014 - Informal workshops for grad students on LaTeX and R

2012-2013 - LIN6917 "Syntax II"

2011-2012 - LIN7930 " Topics in Theoretical Linguistics: Grammatical Architectures"

University of Edinburgh

2009-2011 - Biolinguistics ( 2 sections MSc Level)

2009-2011 - Linguistics 2A, syntax module (2 sections pre-honours)

2008-2009 - Current issues in syntax (co-taught with P Ackema and C Heycock, 4th yr undergraduate)

Tufts University

2007-2008 - Biological Foundations of Language ( co-taught with R Jackendoff and K Pertsova, advanced undergraduates and grad students)

Teaching assistantships

2007-2008 - The Human Mind, Harvard University (with S Pinker)

2006-2007 Intermediate Generative Grammar, University College London (with A Neeleman)

2005-2007 - Readings in Syntax, University College London (x2, with V Samek-Lodovici)

2005-2006 - Advanced Core Training in Linguistics (PhD mini coursesin southern England, with B Borsley, M Dalrymple, V Samek-Lodovici and A Spencer)

2005-2006 - Current Issues in Syntactic Theory, University College London (with A Neeleman)

Administrative Roles

Editorial Boards - Ampersand, Biolinguistics, Edinburgh Studies in Theoretical Linguistics.

Memberships - Canadian Linguistics Association, Linguistic Association of Great Britain

Languages - English (native), French (reading and speaking Fluent), German (basic)

Computer skills - LaTeX, HTML, R, Unix, parsed corpora

Reviewer - John Benjamins (edited volume and contribution to two edited volumes), Biolinguistics(x8), Comparative Germanic Syntax Workshop, Continuum Books (one textbook proposal), Diachronic Generative Syntax 16, European summer school in Logic, Language and Information, Language, Functions of Language, Generative Linguistics in the Old World 37, Journal of Comparative Germanic Linguistics, Journal of Philosophical Logic, Lingua (x2), Linguistic Society of America Annual Meeting, Linguistic Inquiry (x2), The Linguistic Review, MIT Press (one linguistic inquiry monograph draft), Natural Language and Linguistic Theory (x2), Oxford University Press (one monograph, one edited volume and 2 contributions to edited volumes), Poznan Studies in Contemporary Linguistics, Syntax (x3), Tabudag (Groningen), West Coast Conference on formal Linguistics

Committees - Faculty Council (2012-14), Graduate Studies (2011-13), Invited Speakers (2011-14). All at University of Ottawa

Websites

http://robtruswell.com

Websites

Research outputs

  1. Dendrophobia in bonobo comprehension of spoken English

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  2. Introduction

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  3. The scalar semantics of "just"

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

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Research activities & awards

  1. Synchronic theory and semantic change

    Activity: External academic engagementInvited talk

  2. External examiner, SOAS Linguistics

    Activity: External academic engagementExternal Examiner or Assessor

  3. Bonobos, children, and fear of trees

    Activity: External academic engagementInvited talk

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