Contact & Location


Department of English

Physical Address:
Brink Hall 200
(208) 885-6156 phone
(208) 885-5944 fax

Mailing Address:
English Department
c/o University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 1102
Moscow, Idaho

Steve Chandler

Steven Chandler

Office: Brink Hall 223
Phone: (208) 885-6918
Email: chandler@uidaho.edu
Mailing Address: Department of English - University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Dr. MS 1102
Moscow, Idaho 83844-1102

College of Letters, Arts & Social Sciences
Department of English and Neuroscience Graduate Program
Professor of English and Neuroscience
Director of M.A. TESL Program

With UI Since 1981

  • Research/Focus Areas
    • Psycholinguistics, the neuropsychology of language acquisition and use.
  • Biography

    Steve Chandler is a professor of English and neuroscience at the University of Idaho, where he has taught linguistics and psycholinguistics for the past 33 years.  His Ph.D. dissertation, completed at The University of Texas at Austin in 1979, was an early examination of usage-based induction of syntactic generalizations by children acquiring English or German as a first language.  The themes and issues raised in that work have continued to motivate his research into the neuropsychological framework underlying the acquisition and use of language.  In 2000 he became a participant in the Analogical Modeling Research Group and has continued to collaborate with members of that group.  In addition to contributions to various edited volumes, Professor Chandler’s publications include work in the Journal of Psycholinguistic Research, Metaphor and Symbolic Activity, and Cognitive Linguistics, and he has served as a visiting scholar or teaching fellow at the University of Alberta, Harvard University, and Stanford University.  In recent years Professor Chandler’s work has focused more narrowly on extending Skousen’s Analogical Model to the modeling of syntactic constructions and on identifying the neuropsychological infrastructure for instance-based models of language in general and of Skousen’s Analogical Model in particular.  Steve Chandler lives outside Moscow, Idaho with his wife Ellen.

  • Selected Publications
    • Chandler, Steve (2010). The English Past Tense: Analogy Redux. Cognitive Linguistics, 21(3), 371-417.
    • Chandler, Steve (2009). Exemplar-based models. In D. Eddington (ed.) Experimental and Quantitative Linguistics. (pp. 100-158). Lincom Europa Press.
    • Chandler, Steve (2008). Predicting naming latencies with an analogical model. Journal of Psycholinguistic Research, 37(4),259-268.
    • Royal Skousen & Steve Chandler (2007). Exemplar Theory. In P.C. Hogan (Ed.), The Cambridge Encyclopedia of the Language Sciences. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
    • Chandler, Steve (2002). Skousen’s analogical approach as an exemplar-based model of categorization. In R. Skousen, D. Lonsdale, D. Parkinson (eds.) Analogical Modeling (pp. 51-108). Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

        *See CV for full listings of publications, research, outreach and awards.

  • Research Projects
    • Chandler, Steve (2013). The Analogical Modeling of Inflectional Morphology in Aphasias. Paper currently under review.
    • Chandler, Steve (2013). Language Without Rules: The Analogical Modeling of Linguistic Categories. Currently under review.
    • Chandler, Steve (2013). The Analogical Modeling of Syntactic Constructions. In preparation.
  • Awards and Honors
    • Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, 1972-present