Month: January 2008

  • Greg Anderson on On Point

    Greg Anderson (UofC PhD 2000) and David Harrison were interviewed on NPR’s On Point. They discuss the making of the film, The Linguists, as well as the significance of working on endangered languages. To hear the interview, visit

  • Holland Lecture on Tuesday (1/29)

    Language as a Complex Adaptive System John H. Holland University of Michigan January 29 Tuesday, 11:00 am RI 480 Nothing is less real than realism. Details are confusing. It is only by selection, by elimination, by emphases that we get at the real meaning of things. –Georgia O’Keefe This approach to language acquisition and evolution…

  • Stanislas Dehaene Lecture

    Symbol Grounding: How the Acquisition of Symbols Affects Numerical Cognition STANISLAS DEHAENE Collège de France 3:30 pm Cobb 201 5811 S. Ellis Professor Dehaene’s visit to Chicago is made possible with the support from the Florence Gould Foundation.

  • CFP: The 2nd Biannual Summer Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America

    The 2nd Biannual Summer Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America will take place at The Ohio State University, Thursday, 10 July – Sunday, 13 July 2008. The meeting is directed specifically at undergraduate and graduate students in Linguistics, and has the following goals: – To provide a supportive setting for students to present their…

  • Zenzi Griffin Colloquium on Thursday

    Zenzi Griffin (Georgia Institute of Technology) will speak at the Department of Psychology colloquium on January 17, Thursday, at 4pm in Rosenwald 011. Her talk is titled, “How speakers’ eye movements reflect spoken language generation“.