Tuesday, April 06, 2010

Everett talk update

The Linguistics Club at Marquette University is pleased to present a free public lecture “Cognitive Fire: Language as Cultural Tool” by linguist, anthropologist, and cognitive scientist, Dr. Daniel L. Everett, Tuesday April 13, 5:30 PM, in the auditorium of the Todd Wehr Chemistry building (room 100) on the campus of Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Please extend this invitation to your colleagues and students, and please post the accompanying flyer with information about the event.

Dr. Everett draws upon his decades of linguistic fieldwork in Amazonia among the Pirahã people to reach some startling conclusions about the nature of the evolution of human language and the nature of human cognition as it relates to language structure and use. Everett’s work has generated intense discussion among linguists and anthropologists.

Everett is the author of several books including the critically-acclaimed Don't Sleep, There Are Snakes: Life and Language in the Amazonian Jungle, which was named an “Editor’s Choice” by the London Sunday Times and has already been issued in translation in German, French, and Korean among other languages. He has a forthcoming book entitled: Cognitive Fire: Language as a Cultural Tool.

His articles have appeared in the leading academic journals Language, Current Anthropology, and Cognition. Interviews with Everett and features on his work have appeared in The New Yorker, Discover Magazine (top 100 science stories of the year in 2009), GEO Magazine, The Chicago Tribune, and on the BBC, NPR, and CBC.
For more information see http://mulinguistics.tk/, or contact bradley.rentz@marquette.edu.


Anonymous said...


Mr. Verb said...

I can't find anybody who actually went!

Anonymous said...

well now!

Anonymous said...

He's just got a new exciting paper on LingBuzz!! And a reply by Andrew Moro!!!

Mr. Verb said...

Thanks. I needed some weekend reading!