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Dan DEDIU

IDEXLyon Fellow

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ddediu@gmail.com

Equipes : HELAN2 


  Formation et parcours professionnel
  Activités administratives
  Responsabilité de projets
  Distinctions ou Financements
  Enseignements
  Activités d’encadrement
  Principales publications et conférences

FORMATION ET PARCOURS PROFESSIONNEL


 

Education:

2004 - 2006 PhD in Linguistics: Language Evolution and Computation Research Unit, The University of Edinburgh (supervisors: Simon Kirby and Jim Hurford, awarded with no corrections)
2001 (March-Mai) SOCRATES Exchange Program: Max Planck Institute for Human Ethology, Seewiesen, Germany (supervisor: Wulf Schiefenhövel)
2000 - 2002 MSc in Neurobiology and Behaviour: Department of Biology, University of Bucharest, Romania (supervisor: Carmen Strungaru)
1996 - 1998 Undergraduate studies in Psychology: Department of Psychology, University of Bucharest, Romania
1993 - 1997 BSc in Mathematics and Computer Science: Department of Mathematics, University of Bucharest, Romania (thesis adviser: Luminiţa State)

Employment, academic positions, affiliations and editorial activity*:

2018 - 2021 IDEXLyon Fellow: laboratoire Dynamique Du Langage, Université Lyon 2 and Université de Lyon, France
2018 - present Editorial board member: Linguistic Typology (De Gruyter)
2017 - 2018 EURIAS Fellow: Collegium de Lyon - Iinstitut d'Études Avancées, Université de Lyon, France
2017 - 2019 Affiliation: Language & Genetics Department, Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
2016 (February) Visiting Professor: Empirical Foundations of Linguistics International Chair, Université Sorbonne Nouvelle Paris 3, Pairs, France
2015 - present Executive editor (with Bart de Boer): Journal of Language Evolution (Oxford University Press)
2008 - 2012 Senior investigator and Project leader "Genetic biasing in language and speech": Language and Genetics Department, Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
2011 - present Research Fellow (affiliation): Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour, Nijmegen
2008 - 2012 Research staff: Neurobiology of Language Department, Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
2007 - 2008 ESRC Postdoctoral Fellow: Linguistics and English Language, The University of Edinburgh, UK
2007 Research Associate: Linguistics and English Language, The University of Edinburgh, UK, AHRC-funded project (April McMahon, April – June) & DTRF short grant (Jim Hurford, January – February)
1997 - 2004 Software engineer, Project manager, Technical Leader: Softwin S.R.L., Bucharest, Romania (with stages in Rennes, France; Paris, France and Vaasa, Finland)
Note *Some positions also appear as part of the "Distinctions ou Financements" section, as these have been supported through external funding.

 

ACTIVITÉS ADMINISTRATIVES


 

Administrative responsibilities:

2010 - 2017 The library committee (member), Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
2012 The WEB committee (temporary member), Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
2012 Online forum and wiki for statistics with R (setup & moderation), Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
2009 - 2012 Biological infrastructure of language series of meetings (co-organizer), Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
2008, 2009 Foundations of evolutionary theory reading group (co-organizer), Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen, The Netherlands

 

RESPONSABILITÉ DE PROJETS


 

Principal Investigator:

2018 - 2021 IDEXLyon Fellowship: Variation, Change and Complexity in Linguistic and Health-related Behaviours (V2C; approx. €1,200,000), Université de Lyon, Université Lumière Lyon 2 (Laboratoire Dynamique du Langage) & Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1 (Laboratoire HESPER), France
2012 - 2017 NWO Vidi grant 276-70-022: The influence of genetic biases on the evolution, universal properties and diversity of speech and language (G[ɜ]bils; €800,000), Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
2007 - 2008 ESRC UK Postdoctoral Research Fellowship PTA-026-27-1569: Non-spurious Correlations Between Genetic and Linguistic Inter-population Diversities in the Context of Human Evolution (approx. $70,000), The University of Edinburgh, UK

 

DISTINCTIONS OU FINANCEMENTS


 

Grants and Awards:

2018 - 2021 IDEXLyon Fellowship, Université de Lyon, France
2017 - 2018 EURIAS Fellowship, Collegium de Lyon, France
2012 - 2017 The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) Vidi grant no. 276-70-022 "Genetic biasing in language and speech", Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
2007 - 2008 ESRC (UK) Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, The University of Edinburgh, UK
2004 - 2006 ORS (Overseas Research Students) UK Award no. 2003014001, The University of Edinburgh, UK
2004 - 2006 Studentship College of Humanities and Social Science, The University of Edinburgh, UK
2001 (March-Mai) SOCRATES Exchange Program, Max Planck Institute for Human Ethology, Seewiesen, Germany
1993 - 1997 Studentship, Department of Mathematics, University of Bucharest, Romania

 

ENSEIGNEMENTS


 

Teaching, Lectures and Workshops:

2018 Lectures Sciences du Langage, Master Program in Cognitive Sciences, Université Lyon 2, France
2016 Lecture Language and speech are cool for AI, Master's Program in Artificial Intelligence, Radboud University, Nijmegen
2016 Lectures Biases in language evolution, Summer School of Linguistics, Litomyšl, Czech Republic
2016 Lectures Language, genes and evolution, Empirical Foundations of Linguistics, Université Sorbonne Nouvele Paris 3, Paris, France
2015 Lecture Language origins and evolution, Radboud Summer School, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
2014 - 2017 Lectures Genetics and evolution of language, University of Edinburgh, UK
2014 Lectures Genetics and language, LOT Summer School, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
2013 Lectures Genetics and language, LSA Summer School, Ann Arbor, USA
2013 Lectures Genetics and language, DGfS Sommerschule 2013, Berlin, Germany
2013 Lecture Nature and nurture, International Max Planck Research School, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
2011 - 2015 Lecture Genetic and linguistic diversities, Master Program in Cognitive Neurosciences, Donders Institute, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
2010, 2012, 2013 Course Introduction to statistics using R, Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
2011, 2013 Lectures Language and genetics: A brief overview, University of Edinburgh, UK
2006, 2007 Lecture Genetics and human evolution, University of Edinburgh, UK
2004 - 2007 Tutorials: Linguistics 1, Statistics and Experimental Design, Psychology 1 and Psychology 2, University of Edinburgh, UK

 

ACTIVITÉS D’ENCADREMENT


 

Supervision, steering and reading committees:

2018 PhD defense committee member: W. Schueller, INRIA Bordeaux Sud-Ouest, France
2013 - 2018 PhD thesis main supervisor: R. Janssen Let the agents do the talking: On the influence of vocal tract anatomy on speech during ontogeny, Radboud University, Nijmegen, The Netherlands (awarded 13/09/2018)
2017 PhD reading committee: V. Kolipakam A holistic approach to understanding pre-history, Radboud University, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
2017 - present PhD thesis steering committee external member: V. Kogan, PhD in Cognitive Science & Language, University of Barcelona, Spain
2016 - present PhD thesis co-supervisor: J. Collins, PhD Program, Radboud University, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
2015 - 2016 MSc thesis external supervisor: V. Kogan, MSc in Psychology of Language, University of Edinburgh, UK
2012 PhD defense committee: H. Xiang The language networks of the brain, Radboud University, Nijmegen, The Netherlands.
2011, 2012, 2014 MSc thesis co-supervisor: E. Meeussen Colour blindness and its contribution to colour vocabulary, MSc in Cognitive Neuroscience, Radboud University, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
2010 - 2012 PhD thesis auxiliary supervisor: V. Kolipakam, PhD program, Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen, The Netherlands

 

PRINCIPALES PUBLICATIONS ET CONFÉRENCES
AFFICHER LA VERSION LONGUE / VERSION COURTE


Ouvrages
 

Dediu, D., 2015, "An introduction to genetics for language scientists: Current concepts, methods, and findings", Cambridge, UK, Cambridge University Press (info)


Thèses et mémoires
 

Dediu, D., 2007, "Non-spurious correlations between genetic and linguistic diversities in the context of human evolution", PhD Thesis, Linguistics and English Language, University of Edinburgh, UK (full text)


Ouvrages édités
 

Gussenhoven, C., Chen, Y. & Dediu, D. (eds), 2014, "The 4th International Symposium on Tonal Aspects of Languages, Nijmegen, The Netherlands, May 13-16, 2014", ISCA Archive (online)


Chapitres dans les ouvrages
 

Devanna, P., Dediu, D. & Vernes, S., 2019, "The Genetics of Language: From complex genes to complex communication", in The Oxford Handbook of Psycholinguistics, Rueschemeyer, S.A. & Gaskell, M. (eds), 2nd, Oxford, Oxford University Press


 

Janssen, R. & Dediu, D., 2018, "Genetic biases affecting language: What do computer models and experimental approaches suggest?", in Language, Cognition and Computational Models, Poibeau, T. & Villavicencio, A. (eds), Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, pp. 256-288 (doi:10.1017/9781316676974.010)


 

Dediu, D., 2017, "From biology to language change and diversity", in Dependencies in language: On the causal ontology of linguistics systems, Enfield, N. (ed), Berlin, Language Science Press, pp. 39-52 (doi:10.5281/zenodo.573779)


 

Dediu, D. & Levinson, S., 2014, "The time frame of the emergence of modern language and its implications", in The social origins of language, Dor, D., Knight, C. & Lewis, J. (eds), Oxford, Oxford University Press, pp. 184-195


 

Dediu, D. & Graham, S., 2014, "Genetics and Language", in Oxford Bibliographies in Linguistics, Aronoff, M. (ed), New York, Oxford University Press (online)


Articles de revues
 

Janssen, R., Moisik, S. & Dediu, D., 2018, "Modelling human hard palate shape with Bézier curves", PLoS ONE, 13:2, pp. e0191557 (doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0191557)


 

Dediu, D. & Levinson, S., 2018, "Neanderthal language revisited: Not only us", Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences, 21, pp. 49-55 (doi:10.1016/j.cobeha.2018.01.001)


 

Dediu, D., 2018, "Making genealogical language classifications available for phylogenetic analysis: Newick trees, unified identifiers, and branch length.", Language Dynamics and Change, 8:1, pp. 1-21 (doi:10.1163/22105832-00801001)


 

Benítez-Burraco, A. & Dediu, D., 2018, "Ancient DNA and language evolution: A special section [Editorial]", Journal of Language Evolution, 3:1, pp. 47-48 (doi:10.1093/jole/lzx024)


 

Moisik, S. & Dediu, D., 2017, "Anatomical biasing and clicks: Evidence from biomechanical modeling", Journal of Language Evolution, 2:1, pp. 37-51 (doi:10.1093/jole/lzx004)


Communications avec actes édités
 

Janssen, R., Moisik, S. & Dediu, D., 2018, "Agent model reveals the influence of vocal tract anatomy on speech during ontogeny and glossogeny"The 12th International Conference on Language Evolution (EVOLANG12), Toruń, Poland, 2018, Cuskley, C., Flaherty, M., Little, H., McCrohon, L., Ravignani, A. & Verhoef, T. (eds), NCU Press, The Evolution of Language: Proceedings of the 12th International Conference (EVOLANGXII) (doi:10.12775/3991-1.042)


 

Bentz, C., Dediu, D., Verkerk, A. & Jäger, G., 2018, "Language family trees reflect geography and demography beyond neutral drift"The 12th International Conference on the Evolution of Language (EVOLANG12), Toruń, Poland, 2018, Cuskley, C., Flaherty, M., Little, H., McCrohon, L., Ravignani, A. & Verhoef, T. (eds), NCU Press, The Evolution of Language: Proceedings of the 12th International Conference (EVOLANGXII) (doi:10.12775/3991-1.006)


 

Janssen, R., Winter, B., Dediu, D., Moisik, S. & Roberts, S., 2016, "Nonlinear biases in articulation constrain the design space of language"The 11th International Conference on the Evolution of Language (EVOLANG 11), New Orleans, USA, 2016, Roberts, S., Cuskley, C., McCrohon, L., Barceló-Coblijn, L., Feher, O. & Verhoef, T. (eds), The Evolution of Language: Proceedings of the 11th International Conference (EVOLANG11) (online)


 

Janssen, R., Dediu, D. & Moisik, S., 2016, "Simple agents are able to replicate speech sounds using 3d vocal tract model"The 11th International Conference on the Evolution of Language (EVOLANG11), New Orleans, USA, 2016, Roberts, S., Cuskley, C., McCrohon, L., Barceló-Coblijn, L., Feher, O. & Verhoef, T. (eds), The Evolution of Language: Proceedings of the 11th International Conference (EVOLANG11). (online)


 

Dediu, D. & Moisik, S., 2016, "Anatomical biasing of click learning and production: An MRI and 3d palate imaging study"The 11th International Conference on the Evolution of Language (EVOLANG11), New Orleans, USA, 2016, Roberts, S., Cuskley, C., McCrohon, L., Barceló-Coblijn, L., Feher, O. & Verhoef, T. (eds), The Evolution of Language: Proceedings of the 11th International Conference (EVOLANG11) (online)


Conférences invitées dans colloque
 

Dediu, D., 2017, "Plenary talk: Variation is not noise: from genetics to language change and diversity."Conference of the Association for Linguistic Typology (ALT12), Canberra, Australia, 2017


 

Dediu, D., 2017, "Constraints, affordances, biases: the gentle influence of biological variation on sound change."International Workshop on Sound Change (WSC4), Edinburgh, UK, 2017


 

Dediu, D., 2017, "Plenary talk: From genes to linguistic diversity: vocal tract anatomy and cross-linguistic variation."23rd International Symposium on Theoretical and Applied Linguistics (ISTAL23), Thessaloniki, Greece, 2017


 

Dediu, D., 2015, "Plenary talk: Language does not evolve in a void: culture, biology and the physical environment."Protolang 4, Rome, Italy, 2015


 

Dediu, D., 2015, "Languages evolve: parallels & interactions between languages & genes"Strings and Structures Workshop, Universität zu Köln, Germany, 2015


Séminaires invités
 

Dediu, D., 2017, "Public lecture: Language Evolution and Genetics - a complex, multi-level and cross-disciplinary relationship", Opening of the "TALKING BRAINS" Exhibition, Cosmocaixa Science Museum, Barcelona, Spain, 2017


 

Dediu, D., 2016, "Vocal tract anatomy and language: non-linguistic factors may influence language diversity and evolution.", Uppsala University, Sweden, 2016


 

Dediu, D., 2016, "From genes to language universals and linguistic diversity", Departement d'Etudes Cognitives, Ecole Normale Superieure, Paris, France


 

Dediu, D., 2015, "Extra-linguistic factors nudge language evolution (but language is not passive and fights back!).", Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology, Plön, Germany, 2015


 

Dediu, D., 2014, "What can we learn from two natural experiments in language evolution, us and the Neandertals?", University of Zurich, Switzerland


Logiciel
 

Dediu, D. & Dima, A., 2017, "AdhereR", pp. Open source package for the statistical environment R that implements a set of methods for computing the adherence to treatment from electronic medical records. The package is freely available on CRAN and its source code is available on GitHub (Package on CRAN, Source on GitHub)


 

Dediu, D., 2009-2013, "Rgedit", pp. Plug-in for gedit (the standard Gnome editor) which transforms it into a light-weight IDE for the statistical environment R, aimed at advanced/professional users of R on Linux. Not under active development. (Source on SourceForge)


 

Dediu, D., 2009-2010, "BayesLang", pp. Bayesian inference program for linguistic structural data. (Source code)


 

Dediu, D., 2007-2009, "GenLangCorrV4", pp. Software platform for running simulations of various types of genetically biased language change and evolution. The program is released under GPLv3, is written in C++ and runs on *nix. (Source code)


Base de données en ligne
 

Dediu, D. & Moisik, S., 2015, "Features (and feature counts) from Phoible and Ruhlen's databases [database and software tools]", 2015, GitHub (URL)


 

Dediu, D., 2015, "Language family classifications as Newick trees with branch length [database and software tool]", 2015, GitHub (URL)




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