Conventional beauty and linguistic accommodation

with Drs. Adrian Leemann and David Britain
University of Bern (2020-2021)
Funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation "SPARK" Grant 

Are physically attractive people the leaders of linguistic change? This research project will investigate the influence of conventional beauty on the transmission of linguistic innovations in a community. This is an ambitious experimental linguistics project that has taken up most of my research time for year 2020.


Since we are still collecting data, more details will not be provided here as to avoid confounding the experiment. If you are interested in learning more, feel free to contact me (link above).