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What is language? Q&A with Philippe Schlenker (NYU/Institut Jean Nicod, Paris)

Wednesday October 31, 2018, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Two cartoons of brains with thought bubblesWhat is language? How does it compare to music? Does language have an inner logical spine? How does human language compare to the communication systems of other animals?

Distinguished Visiting Professor Philippe Schlenker is NYU Global Distinguished Professor and Director of Research at the Institut Jean-Nicod in Paris, France. He will be visiting UTM on Wednesday for conversations with faculty and students.

He has published 89 journal articles and book chapters on topics ranging from monkey communication to the semantics of music.

What would you like to know about language and mind? Ask him anything!

This event is hosted by the UTM Philosophy Department and Undergraduate Philosophy Society, with support from the Jackman Humanities Institute. All welcome, free, refreshments will be served.



Wednesday October 31, 2018
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Jennifer Nagel
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