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English Department

Physical Address:
200 Brink Hall

Mailing Address:
English Department
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 1102
Moscow, Idaho 83844-1102

Phone: 208-885-6156

Email: englishdept@uidaho.edu

Web: English

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Steven Chandler

Professor Emeritus of English and Neuroscience

Office

223 Brink Hall

Mailing Address

English Department
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 1102
Moscow, Idaho 83844-1102

Steven Chandler teaches linguistics and studies the application of exemplar-based (or instance-based) models of cognition to the representation and processing of language in the brain.

  • Ph.D., Linguistics, The University of Texas at Austin, 1979
  • M.A., Teaching English as a Second Language, Kansas State University, 1971
  • B.A., Spanish, Kansas State University, 1969

Steve Chandler is a professor of English and neuroscience at the University of Idaho, where he has taught linguistics and psycholinguistics for the past 33 years. His doctorate dissertation, completed at The University of Texas at Austin in 1979, was an early examination of usage-based induction of syntactic generalizations by children acquiring English or German as a first language. The themes and issues raised in that work have continued to motivate his research into the neuropsychological framework underlying the acquisition and use of language. In 2000 he became a participant in the Analogical Modeling Research Group and has continued to collaborate with members of that group. In addition to contributions to various edited volumes, Chandler’s publications include work in the "Journal of Psycholinguistic Research," "Metaphor and Symbolic Activity" and "Cognitive Linguistics," and he has served as a visiting scholar or teaching fellow at the University of Alberta, Harvard University and Stanford University. In recent years Chandler’s work has focused more narrowly on extending Skousen’s Analogical Model to the modeling of syntactic constructions and on identifying the neuropsychological infrastructure for instance-based models of language in general and of Skousen’s Analogical Model in particular. he lives outside Moscow, Idaho with his wife, Ellen.

  • Psycholinguistics, the neuropsychology of language acquisition and use.

  • Chandler, Steve (2010). The English Past Tense: Analogy Redux. Cognitive Linguistics, 21(3), 371-417.
  • Chandler, Steve (2009). Exemplar-based models. In D. Eddington (ed.) Experimental and Quantitative Linguistics. (pp. 100-158). Lincom Europa Press.
  • Chandler, Steve (2008). Predicting naming latencies with an analogical model. Journal of Psycholinguistic Research, 37(4),259-268.
  • Royal Skousen & Steve Chandler (2007). Exemplar Theory. In P.C. Hogan (Ed.), The Cambridge Encyclopedia of the Language Sciences. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • Chandler, Steve (2002). Skousen’s analogical approach as an exemplar-based model of categorization. In R. Skousen, D. Lonsdale, D. Parkinson (eds.) Analogical Modeling (pp. 51-108). Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

    *See CV for full listings of publications, research, outreach and awards.

  • Chandler, Steve (2013). The Analogical Modeling of Inflectional Morphology in Aphasias. Paper currently under review.
  • Chandler, Steve (2013). Language Without Rules: The Analogical Modeling of Linguistic Categories. Currently under review.
  • Chandler, Steve (2013). The Analogical Modeling of Syntactic Constructions. In preparation.

Recent Publications

  • Chandler, Steve (2009). Exemplar-based models. In D. Eddington (ed.) Experimental and Quantitative Linguistics. (pp. 100-158). Lincom Europa Press.
  • Chandler, Steve (2008). Predicting naming latencies with an analogical model. Journal of Psycholinguistic Research, 37(4),259-268.
  • Royal Skousen & Steve Chandler (2007). Exemplar Theory. In P.C. Hogan (Ed.), The Cambridge Encyclopedia of the Language Sciences. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • Chandler, Steve (2002). Skousen’s analogical approach as an exemplar-based model of categorization. In R. Skousen, D. Lonsdale, D. Parkinson (eds.) Analogical Modeling (pp. 51-108). Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

Scholarly Work In Progress

  • Chandler, Steve (2008). The English Past Tense: Analogy Redux. Paper submitted to Cognitive Linguistics and currently under review.
  • Chandler, Steve (2008). Analogical Modeling: A Unified Account of the Regular-Irregular Dissociations seen in the Inflectional Morphology of English Verbs. Submitted to Psychological Bulletin and currently under review.

Honors

  • Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, 1972-present

        *See CV for full listings of publications, research, outreach and awards.

  • Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, 1972-present

English Department

Physical Address:
200 Brink Hall

Mailing Address:
English Department
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 1102
Moscow, Idaho 83844-1102

Phone: 208-885-6156

Email: englishdept@uidaho.edu

Web: English

Directory Map