- Research Fellow:Linguistic Convergence Laboratory
- Damián Blasi has been at HSE University since 2020.
- Article Bräuer J., Blasi D. Dogs display owner-specific expectations based on olfaction // Scientific Reports. 2021. Vol. 11. P. 1-10. doi
- Article Sauppe S., Choudhary K. K., Giroud N., Blasi D., Norcliffe E., Bhattamishra S., Gulati M., Egurtzegi A., Bornkessel-Schlesewsky I., Meyer M., Bickel B. Neural signatures of syntactic variation in speech planning // PLoS Biology. 2021. Vol. 19. No. 1. P. 1-20. doi
- Article Blasi D., Moran S., Moisik S. R., Widmer P., Dediu D., Bickel B. Human sound systems are shaped by post-Neolithic changes in bite configuration // Science. 2019. Vol. 363. No. 6432. P. eaav3218. doi
- Article Moran S., Blasi D., Schikowski R., Küntay A. C., Pfeiler B., Allen S., Stoll S. A universal cue for grammatical categories in the input to children: Frequent frames // Cognition. 2018. Vol. 175. P. 131-140. doi
- Article Bhattacharya T., Retzlaff N., Blasi D., Croft W., Cysouw M., Hruschka D., Maddieson I., Müller L., Smith E., Stadler P. F., Starostin G., Youn H. Studying language evolution in the age of big data // Journal of Language Evolution. 2018. Vol. 3. No. 2. P. 94-129. doi
- Article Blasi D., Michaelis S. M., Haspelmath M. Grammars are robustly transmitted even during the emergence of creole languages // Nature Human Behaviour. 2017. Vol. 1. P. 723-729. doi
- Article Kirby K. R., Gray R. D., Greenhill S. J., Jordan F. M., Gomes-Ng S., Bibiko H., Blasi D., Botero C. A., Bowern C., Ember C. R., Leehr D., Low B. S., McCarter J., Divale W., Gavin M. C. D-PLACE: A global database of cultural, linguistic and environmental diversity // Plos One. 2016. Vol. 11. No. 7. P. e0158391. doi
- Article Everett C., Blasi D., Roberts S. G. Language evolution and climate: the case of desiccation and tone // Journal of Language Evolution. 2016. Vol. 1. No. 1. P. 33-46. doi
- Article Blasi D., Wichmann S., Hammarström H., Stadler P. F., Christiansen M. H. Sound–meaning association biases evidenced across thousands of languages // Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 2016. Vol. 113. No. 39. P. 10818-10823. doi
- Article Dingemanse M., Blasi D., Lupyan G., Christiansen M. H., Monaghan P. Arbitrariness, iconicity, and systematicity in language // Trends in Cognitive Sciences. 2015. Vol. 19. No. 10. P. 603-615. doi
- Article Everett C., Blasi D., Roberts S. G. Climate, vocal folds, and tonal languages: Connecting the physiological and geographic dots // Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 2015. Vol. 112. No. 5. P. 1322-1327. doi
- Chapter Moran S., Blasi D. Cross-linguistic comparison of complexity measures in phonological systems, in: Measuring Grammatical Complexity. Oxford : Oxford Scholarship Online, 2014. doi doi
The School of Linguistics hosted a series of lectures on the foundations of language evolution by the member of Linguistic Convergence Laboratory Damian Blasi
From February 4 to March 20, the School of Linguistics hosted a series of lectures on the foundations of language evolution. The course was read by Damian Blasi, the member of Linguistic Convergence Laboratory, an author and co-author of works on fundamental problems in creole linguistics, linguistic symbolism and the history of linguistic diversity. In his lectures Damian Blasi considered both the main aspects of the theory of the language evolution, as well as more narrow topics, such as the structure of animal communication systems and their differences from human language, the time of the speech appearance in humans, biological and genetic foundations of language ability, multilingualism, and models of linguistic evolution.
The Linguistic Convergence Laboratory organized a joint seminar with the Max Planck Institute for Human History (Jena)
The seminar of the Linguistic Convergence Laboratory on November 10 was held in the format of a joint meeting with linguists from the Max Planck Institute for Human History (Jena). Damian Blasi made a report in which he presented his hypothesis regarding the dynamics of the number of languages since the early Holocene.