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10 February 2014, The interplay of language, culture, and cognition for odor, Prof. Asifa Majid

Speaker: Prof. Asifa Majid
Date: Monday 10 February 2014
Time: 16:00
Location: Room C4.174, Science Park 904, Amsterdam

My research investigates the nature of categories and concepts in language, in non-linguistic perception and
cognition, and the relationship between them. I adopt a large-scale cross-cultural approach in order to
establish which aspects of categorisation are fundamentally shared, and which language-specific. My work is
interdisciplinary, combining standardised psychological methodology, in-depth linguistic studies and
ethnographically-informed description. This coordinated approach has been used to study of domains such as
space, event representation and more recently the language of perception.

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