Linguistics

Upcoming Courses

  • Adam’s Tongue: How Human Language Evolved

Teaching Experience

GRADUATE COURSES in Linguistics
  • Foundations of Syntactic Theory
  • Introduction to Minimalist Syntax
  • Introductory and Advanced Syntax
  • Minimalist Approaches to Major Constituent Orders
  • Structure of Noun Phrases
  • Seminar in Linguistic Interfaces
  • English Grammar
  • English Syntax
  • Syntactic Typology: Major Constituent Orders
UNDERGRADUATE COURSES in Linguistics
  • Languages of the World
  • History Through Language
  • Evolution of Language [guest lectures in Human Biology Core Curriculum]
  • Introduction to Linguistics
  • Introduction to Linguistic Analysis
  • Introductory and Advanced Syntax Sequence Courses
  • Introduction to Syntactic Typology
  • Bilingualism, Language Attrition and Heritage Languages
  • Introduction to First and Second Language Acquisition
LIFELONG EDUCATION COURSES IN LINGUISTICS
  • Languages of the World
  • Languages of the World: A Workshop
  • The Glamour of Grammar
  • The Story of English: Past, Present, and Future
  • Why English Sounds Like It Does: A One-Day Study of the Colorful World of English Accents
  • Why Do Languages Change?
  • Language and Identity in Geopolitical Hotspots
  • Language as the Mirror of the Mind
  • Language, Thought, Culture: A Reassessment
  • The Story of Human Language
  • Discovering Language
  • History and Geography of Language Families (co-taught with Martin W. Lewis)
  • Language, Geography and Geopolitics (co-taught with Martin W. Lewis)
  • The Global Geography of Language and Religion (co-taught with Martin Lewis)
  • The Science of the Deep Human Past: Linguistics, Genetics and Archeology (course organizer & primary instructor on a team-taught course)