R E S E A R C H
I'm an anthropological linguistics professor at the University of Miami. Much of my research explores the intersection of language and thought, for instance
the influence of numeric language on basic mathematical cognition. This work has been conducted in Amazonia and elsewhere. In addition, some of my
recent work examines the relationship between human sound systems and the geographic contexts in which they are used. This research suggests
environmental factors influence the evolution of languages.
To check out my research (or media coverage of the work) click on 'publications'.
T E A C H I N G
In the spring of 2015 I taught on Semester at Sea. I teach a variety of courses at UM on topics such as linguistic anthropology, linguistic typology, phonetics,
and the evolution of language. My students are great, and some are helping in current research projects.
E D U C A T I O N
PhD, Master's, Rice University
BA, University of Pittsburgh