My current research focuses on developing new ways of advancing what is sometimes called the biolinguistic program or cognitive biology, a growing interdisciplinary enterprise seeking to uncover the biological foundations of the human language faculty and cognition. My graduate training and early career were in theoretical linguistics, but my more recent work has a more explicit biological orientation. I seek to build linking hypotheses between what we know about our species’ cognitive mode, the brain, the genome, and the many levels of analysis in between.
You can find some of my reflections in this interview or in this video.
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