Language and Cognition

  • Founded
    2000
  • Seminar Number
    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.

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Chair
Professor Robert Remez
remez@columbia.edu

Rapporteur
Grace Tsang
gjt2105@tc.columbia.edu


Meeting dates and locations are subject to change. Please confirm details with the seminar rapporteur.

Welcome

Meetings

10/25/2018 Faculty House, Columbia University
4:00 PM
Sources and Goals: A Case for Parallel Structure in Language And Thought
Laura M. Lakusta, Montclair State University
Abstract




11/29/2018 Faculty House, Columbia University
4:00 PM
Just Kidding: Sarcasm, Jokes and Willful Misdirection in Speech
Elisabeth Camp, Rutgers University
Abstract




01/31/2019 Faculty House, Columbia University
4:00 PM
TBA
Anniruddh M. Patel, Tufts University




02/21/2019 Faculty House, Columbia University
4:00 PM
TBA
Derek M. Houston, The Ohio State University College of Medicine




03/14/2019 Faculty House, Columbia University
4:00 PM
TBA
Katherine D. Kinzler, Cornell University




05/02/2019 Faculty House, Columbia University
4:00 PM
TBA
Laurie B. Feldman, State University of New York University at Albany