Latest Past Events

The invitation-only “mother of all conferences”, SciFoo Camp, in the GooglePlex at Mountain View California

June 21-23, 2020 I will once again be at the invitation-only “mother of all conferences”, SciFoo Camp, in the GooglePlex at Mountain View California. This conference brings together some 250 invitees from around the world, from Nobel Prize winners to entrepreneurs. It is always a privilege to receive an invitation to SciFoo, sponsored by Google,...

Speaking at Cambridge University, England at a small invitation-only workshop on Human Time: Title: Temporal Semantics and Grammar In Piraha~

April 3, 2020 I will be speaking at Cambridge University, England at a small invitation-only workshop on Human Time: Title: Temporal Semantics and Grammar In Piraha~ Abstract: In this talk I offer an analysis of time, aspect, and their manifestations in the grammar and semantics of Piraha. Although there is a rich system of verbal...

Speaking at Kwantlen Polytechnic University in Vancouver, B.C., Department of Philosophy

March 27, 2020 I will be speaking at Kwantlen Polytechnic University in Vancouver, B.C., Department of Philosophy. I will be discussing the concept of “universal grammar” as used by C.S. Peirce and Noam Chomsky, contrasting Peirce’s semeiotic approach with Chomsky’s grammatical approach to the nature and origins of human language, arguing that what eventually became...

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