• 2 Citations
  • 1 h-Index
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Iain's research interests focus on generative syntax, language acquisition, and music. Iain's research is broadly situated within the paradigm of Universal Grammar and investigates how the computational features of the mind are used to structure experience.

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Music Arts & Humanities
Intelligibility Arts & Humanities
Listeners Arts & Humanities
Metals Arts & Humanities
Expertise Arts & Humanities
Vocalization Arts & Humanities
Musicians Arts & Humanities
Word Recognition Arts & Humanities

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Projects 2018 2021

Research Outputs 2017 2019

  • 2 Citations
  • 1 h-Index
  • 1 Chapter
  • 1 Conference proceeding contribution
  • 1 Article

The spontaneous eMERGEnce of recursion in child language

Giblin, I., Zhou, P., Bill, C., Shi, J. & Crain, S., 2019, BUCLD 43: Proceedings of the 43rd annual Boston University Conference on Language Development. Brown, M. M. & Dailey, B. (eds.). Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Press, Vol. 1. p. 270-285 16 p. (Boston University Conference on Language Development).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference proceeding contributionResearchpeer-review

Open Access

Listener expertise enhances intelligibility of vocalisations in Death Metal music

Olsen, K. N., Thompson, W. F. & Giblin, I., Jun 2018, In : Music Perception. 35, 5, p. 527-539 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access

Text-setting and syncopation

Giblin, I., 2017, A Pesky Set: Papers for David Pesetsky. Halpert, C., Kotek, H. & van Urk, C. (eds.). Cambridge: MIT Working Papers in Linguistics, p. 381-390

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterResearchpeer-review