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Department of Comparative Language Science

Nicole Tamer

Nicole Tamer, MPhil

PhD student

Distributional Linguistics Lab

Indo-European Studies Group



I’m a PhD candidate at the University of Zurich researching language evolution. I am interested in the role of arbitrariness in human and animal communication.

I’m working at the  Swiss National Centre of Competence in Research (NCCR) Evolving Language, a nationwide interdisciplinary research consortium. We aim to solve one of humanity’s great mysteries: How did our species develop the capacity for linguistic expression, processing language in the brain, and consistently passing down new variations to the next generation? How will our capacity for language change in the face of digital communication and neuroengineering?

Feel free to contact me if you want to collaborate or exchange ideas!

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