Upcoming Talks/Trips

February 16, 2018 – Flash talk at AAAS Annual meeting, Dallas, TX

February 18, 2018 – Colloquium, Department of Linguistics, University of Texas

March 05-20, 2018 – University of Vienna, lecture to general public and lecture to anthropology students; Slovakia, tour to promote Slovakian translation of Don’t Sleep, There Are Snakes; Hungary, lectures at University of Szeged, Central European University, and Hungarian Academy of Sciences.

April 21-27, 2018 – University of Potsdam, Germany (talk at Einstein Forum on Tuesday, April 24 at 7 pm)

May 28 – June 1, 2018 – St Petersburg, Russia – conference on language development, disorders of language and comorbid conditions

June 22-14, 2018 – Googleplex, Mountain View, CA – for SciFoo.

July 17-19, 2018 – Eighth International Conference on Language, Culture and Mind (LCM 8), Denison University, Granville, Ohio

September 11-18, 2018 – Poznan Linguistics Conference (Plenary speaker)

Recent Lectures

October 10, 2017 – ‘How Language Began“, TEDx San Francisco, San Francisco, CA

August 2-6, 2017 – Sci Foo Camp, Googleplex, Mountainview, CA

April 1, 2017 – “Wisdom from Strangers: How we learn most from people least like us“, Rise and Run: TEDx Penn, Pennsylvania State University, Pittsburgh, PA

March 29, 2017 – “On the emergence of grammar from culture“, keynote at the 30th Annual CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing, Cambridge, MA

March 22 – 25, 2017 – Lectures on linguistics, Piraha life, and missionary culture at the Socratic Institute, Zaježka Community, Central Slovakia

March 21, 2017 – “Piraha culture and language”, Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia

February 27, 2017 – “Culture and the Emergence of Languages”, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY

September 19, 2016 – “Language: the Cultural Tool”, University of Szeged, Hungary

September 15, 2016 – “Homo erectus and the Semiotic progression”, Poznań Linguistic Meeting, Poland

August 8, 2016 – “Homo erectus and the Semiotic progression“, 8th Annual Conference in Evolutionary Linguistics, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana

March 14, 2016 – ‘The implausibility of universal grammar’ and ‘Cultures of business and educational fusion’, University of Alagoas, Maceió, Brazil

September 25, 2015 – ‘Dark Matter of the Mind’ and Monolingual Demonstration, the Institute for Cognitive Science, University of Colorado, Boulder

May 27, 2015 – ‘Nonrecursive, nonendocentric, and nonbinary structures in Amazonian languages: Counterexamples vs. exceptions’, Bangor  University, North Wales

May 24, 2015 – ‘Demons Among Us’ (solo talk) and ‘Mind, Matter and the Self’ Academy Course, HowTheLightGetsIn festival – the Institute of Arts and Ideas, Hay-on-Wye, United Kingdom

March 28, 2015 – ‘Nonrecursive, nonendocentric, and nonbinary structures in Amazonian languages: Counterexamples vs. exceptions’ UNC Chapel Hill

December 11, 2014 – ‘On the Role of Culture in the Emergence of Language’, Columbia University, New York, New York

November 28, 2014 – ‘Tacit Knowledge: How We Come to Know Things That We Cannot Tell’, Nordic Intercultural Communication Conference, University of Iceland, Reykjavik, Iceland

November 14, 2014 – ‘Numerical Cognition in Piraha’, University of Potsdam, Potsdam, Germany

November 13, 2014 – ‘Dark Matter of the Mind”, the Einstein Forum, Potsdam, Germany

November 11, 2014 – ‘On the role of culture in the emergence of language.’ University of Potsdam, Potsdam, Germany

November 5, 2014 – Pennsylvania State University

September 25, 2014- “Recursion and the Evolution of Language and Thought”, Osaka University, Japan

September 22, 2014 – “Culture and Grammar in a Functional-Based Linguistics”, Nagoya University, Japan

September 19-20, 2014 – “On the Role of Culture in the Emergence of Grammar”, Keynote speech at Japanese Cognitive Linguistics Association, Keio University, Tokyo

August 26-28, 2014 – 3rd Coloquio Internacional de Estudos Linguisticos e Literarios, Universidade Estadual de Maringa – PR

July 19, 2014 –  International Association for Cross-Cultural Psychology, Reims, France

May 29, 2014 –  ‘Dark Matter of the Mind‘, HowTheLightGetsIn festival – the Institute of Arts and Ideas, Hay-on-Wye, United Kingdom

May 11, 2014 – Martin Buber Society, Jerusalem

September 30-October 2, 2013 – “Shaping the Future of Business Education”, EFMD’s 2013 Conference: Undergraduate Management Education, St. Petersburg State University, Russia

September 26-27, 2013 – “A Reconsideration of the Reification of Linguistics”, The Cognitive Revolution, 60 Years at the British Academy in London

September 12-14, 2013 – “Why there is no innate universal grammar”, Multilingualism Symposium, Leeuwarden, Netherlands

August 3-6, 2013 – “Controversies and Dialog Among the Pirahas”, World Congress of Philosophy, Athens, Greece

July 22, 2013 – “Observações sobre a marcação de tempo em linguas naturais”, University of Brasilia

July 3-5, 2013 – 2013 Linguistic Society of America Summer Institute: Universality and Variability, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Links to LSA’s Monolingual demonstration & Grammar of Happiness Q&A

April 29, 2013 – ‘Towards Ethnogrammar’, Max Planck Institute, Leipzig, Germany

April 26, 2013 – SMART CS Debate on Language, Recursion and Cognition and ‘Language and Culture’ lecture, University of Amsterdam

April 10, 2013 – ‘Cultural Effects on Grammar’. UC Irvine, CA

April 9, 2013 – ‘Cultural Effects on Grammar’.California State University, Long Beach, CA

April 8, 2013 – ’Cultural Effects on Grammar’. UC San Diego, CA

April 7, 2013 – ‘Language: the Cultural Tool‘ Author Talk at Cohasset Public Library, Cohasset, MA

March 26-29, 2013 – ‘Language, Culture, and Being Human’. Lake Forest Academy, Lake Forest, IL

February 8th, 2013- ‘Towards Ethnogrammar: A New Research Program’. 5th Biennial Meeting of the Rice Linguistics Society, Rice University, Houston, TX

September 28, 2012 – ‘Quotatives in Wari’ and Piraha: different strategies for reporting the contents of other minds’, Quotation Workshop: Perspectives from Philosophy and Linguistics, Ruhr-University, Bochum, Germany

September 11, 2012 – ‘Language, Culture and Being Human’, Connecticut College, New London, CT

August 1, 2012 – ‘Life and Language in the Amazon Jungle: The Difficult Task of Understanding Others’, Revisioning the Americas through indigenous Cinema, INRS, Montreal, Canada

May 24-27, 2012 – ‘Language, Culture and Being Human’. Annual Meeting of the Association for Psychological Science in Chicago, IL.

May 17, 2012 – ‘Language, the Cultural Tool’, Colloquium: “Exploring the Syntax-Semantics Interface” Heinrich-Heine-Universitat, Dusseldorf, Germany

May 15, 2012 – ‘Language, the Cultural Tool’, Leiden University, Netherlands.

April 2, 2012 -’ Language: The Cultural Tool’ (with Commentary by Daniel Dor, Department of Communication, TAU; Ewa Jablonka, Cohen Institute, TAU) Cohen Institute, Tel Aviv University, Israel.

March 22, 2012 – ‘Language, Culture and Being Human’, London School of Economics, London, England.

March 20, 2012 – ‘Language, the Cultural Tool’, School of Oriental and African Studies, London, England.

March 20, 2012 – General Public Talk and Q&A, LRB Bookshop, London, England.

March 19, 2012 – ‘Language, Culture and Being Human,’ Manchester University, England.

March 15, 2012 – ‘Life and Language in the Amazon,’ Eton College, England.

March 13, 2012 – ‘Cognitive Fire: How Language Emerges to Serve Human Needs,’ Annual Richmond Lecture, Oakley Center, Williams College, Williamstown, MA.

January 9-20, 2012 – ‘Field Methods,’ The National Winter Linguistics Course LOT; Tilburg University, The Netherlands.

January 05-08, 2012 – Linguistic Society of American Annual Meeting, Portland, OR