Language and Linguistics Working Group

Dr. Susan Blum of the Anthropology Department created Notre Dame's Language and Linguistics Working Group for all interested in discussing the topic of language. The group shares its ideas at in-person gatherings and special events with guest lecturers, and the group has its own online blog. For more information about the Notre Dame Language and Linguistics Working Group, visit the group at: http://blogs.nd.edu/language-and-linguistics-working-group/ or email Dr. Susan Blum at sblum@nd.edu. You can also sign-up to the Group's listserv: LINGUISTICS-GROUP@listserv.nd.edu.

Spring 2015 Readings

Philology: The Forgotten Origins of the Modern Humanities
by Jim Turner
Available in the CSLC

Fall 2014 Readings

"Does Language Shape Thought?"
by John Derbyshire
Download Derbyshire.pdf

"The Language Hoax: Why the World Looks the Same in Any Language
by John H. McWhorter
Download McWhorter.pdf

"The Great Eskimo Vocabulary Hoax"
by Geoffrey Pullum
Download Pullum.pdf

The Language Hoax: Why the World Looks the Same in Any Language
by John H. McWhorter
Available in the CSLC

"Linguistic Relativity"
by John Lucy
Download Lucy.pdf

"Plasticity of human spatial cognition: Spatial Language and Cognition Covary Across Cultures"
by Daniel B.M. Haun, Christian J. Rapold, Gabriele Janzen, Stephen C. Levinson
Download Haun et al.pdf

"The Thickness of Musical Pitch: Psychophysical Evidence for Linguistic Relativity"
by Sarah Dolscheid, Shakila Shayan1, Asifa Majid1, Daniel Casasanto1
Download Dolschield et al.pdf