LANGUAGE AND COGNITION
University Seminar #681
What can the study of language contribute to our understanding of human nature? This question motivates research spanning many intellectual constituencies, for its range exceeds the scope of any one of the core disciplines. The technical study of language has developed across anthropology, electrical engineering, linguistics, neurology, philosophy, psychology, and sociology, and influential research of the recent era of cognitive science has occurred when disciplinary boundaries were transcended. The seminar is a forum for convening this research community of broadly differing expertise, within and beyond the University. As a meeting ground for regular discussion of current events and fundamental questions, the University Seminar on Language and Cognition will direct its focus to the latest breakthroughs and the developing concerns of the scientific community studying language.
Robert E. Remez
Department of Psychology
Barnard College, Columbia University
Student, Columbia College
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Our Meetings in 2012-2013
September 20, 2012
Language as shaped by the brain
Morten Christiansen, Department of Cognitive Science, Cornell University and the Santa Fe Institute
Learning to adapt to talker variability
Susannah Levi, Department of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, New York University
Victor S. Ferreira, Department of Psychology, University of California, San Diego
A hand? A tongue? What's the big deal?
Donna Jo Napoli, Department of Linguistics, Swarthmore College
February 21, 2013
Stability in the Face of Change: Comprehension and recall of rapid speech in healthy aging
Arthur Wingfield, Department of Psychology and Volen National Center for Complex Systems, Brandeis University
Michele Miozzo, Department of Psychology, Columbia University
April 18, 2013
Title TBA Speech
Raffaella Zanuttini, Department of Linguistics, Yale University
The meetings will take place at 4:00 PM in:
64 Morningside Drive
Last revised: October 9, 2012