Arthur Lewis Thompson
I am a postdoctoral researcher working on an approach which explains disparities in phonological structure of sound symbolism cross-linguistically. To develop this approach, I am looking at Japanese, English, as well as Chinese languages, such as Chaoyang (Chaozhou), Mandarin, and Cantonese. One of my main interests is how people use language to encode or imitate gestures, sounds, and events from the real-world. Research which focuses on how linguistic structure influences phonological acquisition or the phonological behavior of tone is also something I find myself drawn to. In LDL, I am working on both the morphological priming study as well as the phonological study looking at biases in child language acquisition.