I'm an anthropological and cognitive linguist at the University of Miami. Most of my research explores the intersection of language and thought, for instance the influence of numeric language on cognition. This work has been conducted in Amazonia and elsewhere. In addition, my work explores the factors that help shape the sound systems of the world's thousands of languages.
Presently I'm Professor & Chair of the Anthropology Department at UM, with a secondary appointment in Psychology.
I'm a member of the inaugural class of Andrew Carnegie Fellows.
To check out my research click on 'publications'. I'm an associate editor for IJAL.
I teach a variety of courses at UM. My students are great, and some are helping in current research projects. I have previously taught on Semester at Sea.