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Professor Gary Jones Inaugural Lecture

A CLASSIC tale of how language and memory are shaped by linguistic experience

Gary Jones
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In this lecture, Professor Gary Jones will present a view of children’s language learning that combines children’s exposure to language with a simple way of learning from the language. As it turns out, one can get quite far in explaining a variety of language phenomena this way. Moreover, it also explains performance on archetypal memory tasks, suggesting that these too can be explained from linguistic experience rather than any bespoke mechanism.

  • From: Tuesday 17 January 2023, 5.30 pm
  • To: Tuesday 17 January 2023, 5.30 pm
  • Registration: 5.30 pm
  • Location: Lecture Theatre 4, Newton Building, Goldsmith Street, Nottingham, NG1 4BU
  • Booking deadline: Tuesday 10 January 2023, 12.00 am
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Gary completed his degree and PhD at the University of Nottingham before becoming a lecturer at Derby University and subsequently moving to NTU in 2006. He has mainly published works relating to child development, language learning, and memory, with 5 of his first-author papers rated by external experts as world leading in the last REF cycle.

Until recently he was PGR co-ordinator for Psychology, with PGR numbers more than quadrupling during his tenure. He now Chairs the School Research Degrees Committee, leads the Language, Literacy and Psycholinguistics Research Group and is Deputy Director of Research.

Outside of NTU, Gary sits on the ESRCs Peer Review College and the Editorial Boards of Frontiers in Human Neuroscience:Speech and Language and First Language.


6 pm

Registration and welcome refreshments

6.30 pm

Welcome talk

6.35 pm

Lecture begins

7.20 pm

Close and thanks by Associate Dean for Research

7.30 pm

Drinks reception

8 pm


Location details


Newton Building
Goldsmith Street


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