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
Jackie Sihyun Kim
sk3908@columbia.edu


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

Welcome

Meetings

10/05/2017 Faculty House, Columbia University
4:00 PM

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11/02/2017 Faculty House, Columbia University
4:00 PM
Word order in an emerging language
Mark Aronoff, Stony Brook University, SUNY
Abstract




12/07/2017 Faculty House, Columbia University
4:00 PM
Speech is Special and Language is Structured
David Poeppel, New York University & Max-Planck-Institute
Abstract




Notes: Joint meeting with the Seminar on Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience
02/02/2018 Faculty House, Columbia University
4:00 PM
The central role of phonetic detail in the processing of non-native sound sequences
Lisa Davidson, New York University




03/08/2018 Faculty House, Columbia University
4:00 PM
Aspects of vocalic change in contemporary New York City English
Bill Haddican, The Graduate Center, CUNY




04/05/2018 Faculty House, Columbia University
4:00 PM
The role of prediction in infant language learning
Lauren Emberson, Princeton University




05/03/2018 Faculty House, Columbia University
4:00 PM
Storytelling in popular movies: A cinemetric approach
James E. Cutting, Cornell University