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Morten H. Christiansen

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One of the world’s leading language scientists, Morten is the William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Psychology and Co-Director of the Cognitive Science Program at Cornell University as well as Senior Scientist at the Haskins Labs and Professor in Cognitive Science of Language at the School of Communication and Culture, Aarhus University, Denmark. He was awarded the Cognitive Psychology Section Award from the British Psychological Society in 2013 and a Charles A. Ryskamp Research Fellowship from the American Council of Learned Societies in 2006. He was elected Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science in 2009, made Fellow of the Psychonomic Society in 2013, and elected Fellow of the Cognitive Science Society in 2017.

Books by Morten H. Christiansen

The Language Game

The Language Game overturns established thought, showing how our language derives from the chaos of improvisation rather than from a built-in grammar or language instinct Drawing on wonderfully entertaining and persuasive examples from across the world it explains how culture has evolved, and what this means in a future of globalization, fake news and AI.

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