Prof. Nick C. Ellis is Professor of Psychology and Linguistics and a Research Scientist at the English Language Institute, University of Michigan. He also serves as the General Editor of Language Learning. His wide range of research interests include first, second and foreign language acquisition, psycholinguistics, applied linguistics, computational modelling and cognitive linguistics.
He is currently working on the different roles of explicit and implicit learning in language knowledge and processing, usage-based acquisition and the probabilistic tuning of the language system, and the applications of psychological theory in language testing and language instruction. His most recent book publication is Usage-based Approaches to Language Acquisition and Processing: Cognitive and Corpus Investigations of Construction Grammar (2016, with Ute Römer and Matthew Brook O’Donnell).
He has also edited a number of books, including Handbook of Cognitive Linguistics and Second Language Acquisition (2008, with Peter Robinson) and Language as a Complex Adaptive System (2009, with Diane Larsen-Freeman).