Creating new face emoji

It’s been awhile since I’ve done a blog post, but here’s some fun news… I helped create several of the new emoji that have recently been added to phones, and […]

New paper: Combinatorial morphology in visual languages

I’m very pleased to announce that my newest paper, “Combinatorial morphology in visual languages” has now been published in a book collection edited by Geert Booij, The Construction of Words: […]

New paper: Meaning above the head

I’m happy to announce that our new paper, “Meaning above the head” is now published in the Journal of Cognitive Psychology! This one explores the structure of “upfixes” which are […]

Dispelling emoji myths

Face emoji

In my recent BBC article and my blog posts about emoji, I have tried to explain how emoji are not an emerging language, but that they do serve important functions that resemble other […]

Emoji and visual languages

I’m excited that my recent article on the BBC website about emoji has gotten such a good response. So, I figured I’d write an addendum here on my blog to […]

Rules of Emoji

A friend passed along this article recently which describes research by Tyler Schnoebelen that explores the rules people use when writing with emoji/emoticons. When people hear that I work on […]