Yasamin Motamedi

My research focuses on how children and adults learn and use language, and how languages evolve in response to the biases we bring to bear during interaction and learning. In particular, I am interested in how our ability to communicate through different modalities (i.e. speech, gesture, facial expressions) can facilitate learning and affect the types of linguistic structures we use. I use both experimental and observational data in my research, including online experiments, corpus analysis and secondary data analysis to answer questions about human behaviour. Currently, I am a postdoctoral researcher in the Centre for Language Evolution at the University of Edinburgh.

When I'm not doing research, I enjoy swimming, sewing and making tiny cakes.

Email: Yasamin.Motamedi@ed.ac.uk
Twitter: @YaaminMoot