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My research focusses on language diversity and its implications for theories of human cognition. Language is the only animal communication system that differs radically in form and meaning across social groups of the same species, a fact that has been neglected in the cognitive sciences. My work attempts both to grasp what this diversity is all about, and to exploit it as a way of discovering the role that language plays in our everyday cognition.

I was the recipient of an ERC Advanced Grant, which focussed on the interactional foundations for language. The project began in June 2011 and ended in September 2016. For more details about the project, please visit the INTERACT Project homepage.

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Stephen C. Levinson

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