Open science and open access

All of my papers are openly available, and much of my data and code as well. Check out my projects on OSF. For a recent example of fully open scholarship, from concept to analysis to publication, see playful iconicity.

I’m a section editor at Collabra: Psychology, a mission-driven open access journal from the University of California Press. Submit your best work on human interaction and psycholinguistics!

I’m proud to work with Language Science Press, a visionary open access book publisher, as editor of the Conceptual Foundations of Language Science book series and board member of Studies in Diversity Linguistics.

I’m a member of the editorial board of Linguistics, where together with Caroline Rowland and Volker Gast I am shaping the open science strategy of the journal.


Over the years I have contributed to several software projects and apps.

  • We’ve released SenseTest, a web app for testing cross-modal associations, as part of our National Survey of Language & Synaesthesia.
  • I’ve contributed to LingQuest, a public outreach app that helps players to discover similarities and differences in how languages sound. The game includes data on over 70 languages from around the world.
  • I led the team that designed the widely used Transcription Mode in ELAN, the annotation software developed at MPI Nijmegen (Dingemanse et al. 2012).

Zotero tutorial

A reference manager made by and for scholars, free and open source. I do not supervise students who don’t use a reference manager, and frequently Zotero is the first one they hear about (to my surprise and to their delight). Here’s a tutorial that I often use as a gentle introduction:

Blogs and websites

  • The Ideophone is a blog I started in 2007. Top reads include my piece on Google Scholar, a critical take on, and my scan of Magritte’s Les mots et les images.
  • I am one of the initiators and editors of Stemmen van Afrika (2014-), a website about Africa’s linguistic and cultural diversity aimed at a general audience.
  • I developed L&C Field Manuals and Stimulus Materials (2010), a site for fieldwork tools used by thousands of linguists around the world.
  • I developed graphics and code for Verba Africana, a digital and DVD-distributed showcase of African literature directed by Dr. Daniela Merolla (2006-2009)