Brigham Young University
James Law is an Assistant Professor of French at Brigham Young University. He received his Ph.D in French Linguistics from the University of Texas at Austin. He is a cognitive linguist interested primarily in semantic change. He teaches courses on semantics and pragmatics, historical linguistics, and French language. In his research, he uses digital corpora to investigate changes in linguistic meaning, with an aim towards identifying regularities that can inform our understanding of the mind. He uses a variety of functionalist approaches in his work, especially Frame Semantics.