I am currently developing and implementing models for inferring phylogenetic trees of language evolution. This research is examining how languages evolve and using these changes to allow classification of language families. I am applying these techniques to several language families.

Research Interests

  • Phylogenetic inference
  • Evolution of language
  • Computational linguistics
  • High performance computing


Simon Branford


Evolutionary Biology Group
The University of Reading
School of Biological Sciences
Reading, RG6 6BX
United Kingdom