Two film clips came out recently from my special invited sessions at the Linguistic Society of America’s Summer Institute in Michigan held in July 2013. The first is¬†the Q&A about the¬†film about my life and work, Grammar of Happiness. The second¬†is¬†my monolingual demonstration (the language I got turned out to be Hmong) – a demonstration of how to learn and study another language when you speak no language in common. The LSA organizers chose a language and I was not allowed to know what it was. I just walk on the platform with my props and start learning.
This site is primarily about my books and other publications on language and culture, and¬†how and where my ideas have been featured over the years. I am also writing the libretto for The Three Astronauts, an exciting new opera.¬†Please see my¬†current info page¬†for more details.
In case you’re interested in seeing how I spent the last thirty years of my life professionally (the best things are not on here – high school graduations, children’s weddings, grandchildren (7!) being born, meeting new colleagues, getting remarried, and so on), here is a copy of my most recent¬†Curriculum Vitae.
My son¬†Caleb Everett, Associate Professor of Anthropology at University of Miami,¬†has recently made headlines with some¬†groundbreaking new research¬†that reveals a¬†link between geography/topography and the physics of sound. A few of the media outlets that are reporting on his original¬†study are¬†The Atlantic,¬†Science Daily,¬†Nature World News, the¬†Telegraph,¬†NBC,¬†Scientific American,¬†Smithsonian Magazine, and the¬†New York Times.