Quentin Atkinson is visiting the LEC on MONDAY 4th June. Quentin’s high-profile and provocative work bridges language change, evolutionary biology, cultural evolution, religion, cooperation, and human expansion from Africa. For example, 200 pages of a recent issue of Linguistic Typology were recently set aside for responses to a 3-page Science article he wrote.
He’s now based in New Zealand, so it’s great to get a chance to chat to him in person!
Here’s the plan for the day:
11-12.30: Talk, 1.17 DSB – “Modelling language evolution through time and space”. In this talk, Quentin will be covering some new work using phylogeographic methods to trace the geographic expansion of European languages.
12.30 – 2: Lunch, all welcome.
2 onwards: Meetings with LEC members to hear about our work (anyone else is also welcome to meet Quentin during this afternoon too – just get in touch with me!)
And here’s Quentin’s home page for those who don’t know his work.