Penn grad students, postdocs and RAs are invited to lunch with interesting guests. Not a seminar – they’ll take 10 minutes to introduce their work, then it’s pure conversation. Sandwiches and drinks served.   Paul Mitchell is a doctoral student in the Department of Anthropology. He will be discussing scientific racism in the study of the […]

Location: Room 357 Levin Building   Enrique Fatas School of Business and Economics Loughborough University   Democracy fights in darkness   It is an empirical regularity that democratic countries go to war with each other less than pairs of dictatorships (the so called dyadic interaction). The question is whether this relation is causal: do democracies […]

ILST seminar: Charles Yang

February 1, 2019
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Charles Yang Department of Linguistics University of Pennsylvania   The Linguistic Basis of Natural Number     Only humans learn language and only humans develop the concept of natural number: How are these two abilities related? We propose that the Successor Function, which provides the infinity of natural numbers, becomes available to children through learning the […]