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Asifa Majid

In 2012 Asifa Majid moved to the Center for Language Studies at Radboud University Nijmegen where she is currently Professor of Language, Communication, and Cultural Cognition.
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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 domains such as space, event representation and more recently the language of perception.

Function: Research Associate
Member of: Language and Cognition Department
Other Affiliations: Professor of Language, Communication, and Cultural Cognition at the Center for Language Studies, Radboud University Nijmegen
Research Fellow, Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour
Last checked 2017-04-28

Asifa Majid

Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics
PO Box 310
6500 AH Nijmegen
The Netherlands