An anthropologist linguist. In addition to primary work recording the endangered indigenous languages of Australia & New Guinea, he has written widely on their implications for linguistics, cognitive science, anthropology, prehistory & other fields
About this Fellow
Latin Language and Literature Greek and Latin Philology and Linguistics
- Professor Emeritus of Latin, University of Amsterdam
- Professor of Latin, University of Amsterdam, Unknown Unknown, 1970
Descriptive and theoretical syntax and semantics; language documentation; Austronesian and Papuan languages; grammatical analysis within the theory of Lexical Functional Grammar
The cognitive and social foundations of rationality & language; general principles of cognition; philosophical, economic & policy implications of cognitive science.
Sign language as a model to understand human language generally: neuroimaging studies of commonalities in processing spoken & signed languages; the influence of modality of communication on language structure; sociolinguistics of Deaf communities.