Baker gives talks in Europe

Mark Baker will be giving a presentation at “The Diversity and Deep Unity of Languages,” on January 24, 2014.  This conference is part of the 9th annual Festival della Scienze (Festival of Science), running from January 23rd to January 26th, at the Auditorium Parco della Musica in Rome, Italy.  This year’s theme for the festival is “Languages.”

Also, Mark recently gave two talks at the KNAW Language Diversity Conference: Diversity and Universals in Language, Culture, and Cognition at the University of Leiden, from October 24th-26th.  One was a plenary talk titled “Diversity out of Unity in Language: Polysynthesis and Beyond.”  The other was an invited talk titled “Ergative and Accusative; Syntactic and Morphological; Formal and Functional; Micro- and Macro-” at the workshop called “The Universality of Linguistic Micro and Macro Variation.”