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The Language Game: How Improvisation Created Language and Changed the World

Public Lecture by Morten H. Christiansen, Aarhus University, Cornell University, Haskins Labs

Info about event

Time

Wednesday 7 December 2022, at 19:00 - at

Location

Nobel Auditorium, Jens Chr. Skous Vej 2, 8000 Aarhus C

About the speaker
Morten H. Christiansen is a Professor in Cognitive Science of Language at the School of Communication and Culture as well as the Interacting Minds Centre at Aarhus University, the William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Psychology at Cornell University (USA), and a Senior Scientist at the Haskins Labs (USA). He was elected as a foreign member of the Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters and of the Royal Norwegian Society of Sciences and Letters, as well as elected Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science and of the Cognitive Science Society. Christiansen is the author of over 230 scientific papers and has edited four books and authored two monographs. His newest book aimed at a general audience, The Language Game: How Improvisation Created Language and Changed the World, outlines a radical new perspective on how language works.