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I'm a postdoc in the department of computer science at Princeton University. I am a member of the Computational Cognitive Science Lab led by Tom Griffiths. You can reach me at


    • Using Universal Dependencies in cross-linguistic complexity research
      by Berdicevskis, Aleksandrs and Çöltekin, Ça\backslashugr\backslashi and Ehret, Katharina and von Prince, Kilu and Ross, Daniel and Thompson, Bill and Yan, Chunxiao and Demberg, Vera and Lupyan, Gary and Rama, Taraka and Bentz, Christian (2018)
      Proceedings of the Second Workshop on Universal Dependencies (UDW 2018),

    • Interpreting Silent Gesture
      by Thompson, Bill and Schouwstra, Marieke and de Swart, Henri\backslash"ette (2016)
      The Evolution of Language: Proceedings of the 11th International Conference (EVOLANGX11),

    • Universality in Cultural Transmission
      by Thompson, Bill (2015)
      Proceedings of the 18th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences Satelite Event: The Evolution of Phonetic Capacities,