R E S E A R C H
I'm an anthropological linguistics professor at the University of Miami. Much of my research is concerned with understanding the effects of
language on nonlinguistic thought, particularly the way numeric language impacts mathematical cognition. I've explored such effects primarily through work
with Amazonian populations.
In addition, some of my recent work examines the relationship between human sound systems and the geographic contexts in which they are used. This
work 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'll be teaching 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