Dr. D. Kimbrough Oller
March 26, 2014 at 4:00 p.m.
Emergence of foundations for language. Abstract
As part of the Bold Aspirations Initiative, The University of Kansas is investing in 12 prestigious Foundation Distinguished Professorships. At the end of March, the University and Department of Speech-Language-Hearing are welcoming Dr. D. Kimbrough “Kim” Oller onto our campus.
Dr. Oller is Professor and Plough Chair of Excellence in the School of Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology at the University of Memphis and an external faculty member of the Konrad Lorenz Institute for Evolution and Cognition Research, Altenberg, Austria. He is author of over 200 articles in language and speech, as well as five books, most recently, Evolution of Communicative Flexibility: Complexity, Creativity, and Adaptability in Human and Animal Communication. He received the honors of ASHA - American Speech-Language Hearing Association – in 2013 and received the award for distinguished contributions from the Council for Academic Programs in Communication Sciences and Disorders in 2003. His research interests include Infant vocal development, bilingualism, child phonology, evolution of language, and early speech communication.