Gareth Gaskell's Home Page...

Position:
Professor
Office:
PS/C226
Address:
Department of Psychology
University of York
York YO10 5DD
Phone:
+44 1904 433187
Fax:
+44 1904 433181
Email:
gareth.gaskell@york.ac.uk
Research Groups:
Psycholinguistics Research Group
Sleep, Language and Memory Lab  
Official web page:
Psychology Academics Page
Twitter:


 

About my work

I carry out research on language, sleep, memory and the interaction between these areas. Some particular questions that interest are: Our two-bed sleep lab allows polysomnographic recording during sleep.

With Nicolas Dumay, Anna Maria di Betta, Lisa Henderson, Shane Lindsay and Anna Weighall I've been working on how word representations become established in the mental lexicon, and how sleep affects our language knowledge (funded by the MRC, ESRC and now the Leverhulme Trust). A recent workshop examined this issue and is the basis of a Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B theme issue.

Jelena Mirković and I are examining how sleep affects the learning and consolidation of different kinds of linguistic mappings that differ in systematicity and consistency (funded by the ESRC).

Scott Cairney and I are exploring the reactivation of memories during sleep, funded by a three-year ESRC grant.

I was part of a recent EU Marie Curie RTN (Sound to Sense). The project I was involved in (with Noël Nguyen, Uli Frauenfelder, Oliver Niebuhr, Meghan Clayards and Christine Meunier
) examines the perception and production of variants in speech cross-linguistically.

With Philip Quinlan, Sandie Cleland and Jakke Tamminen, I have investigated informational bottlenecks in speech perception (funded by a BBSRC grant).

More information about psycholinguistics research at York, and information for potential graduate students.

Newish book (June 2011)

Lexical Representation
A Multidisciplinary Approach
(Eds. Gareth Gaskell & Pienie Zwitserlood
                                
WMW book Recent book (Jan 2009)

The Oxford Handbook of Psycholinguistics

Now out in paperback
...
                                     
OHP
Recent special issue
                              
Phil Trans Theme Issue


Teaching

I teach first and second year units on language, and a third year module on the Cognitive Psychology of Sleep.

About me

I joined York Psychology Department in 1999 after a two-year spell at the MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit in Cambridge. Before that I was a post-doc and graduate student at the Centre for Speech and Language, which was at Birkbeck College in London at the time, and before that an undergraduate at Cambridge University.


Selected Publications

Please contact me if you would like a preprint or reprint of an article.




Last revised:  September 2014.