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Linguistics Symposium September 20-22 Brings International Scholars to Campus

Stony Brook University’s Department of Linguistics is presenting the Third Morris Symposium, “What Counts in Language and Cognition: Number and Quantification in the Mind/Brain,” September 20 through September 22 at the Charles B. Wang Center.

The event brings 15 internationally renowned scholars to campus to discuss cutting-edge research addressing the mental representation, processing, development/acquisition and neurocognitive underpinnings of number and quantification in human language. The lineup of superstars from psychology/cognitive-science, neuroscience/neurology and linguistics includes keynote speaker Stanislas Dehaene, INSERM-CEA Cognitive Neuroimaging Unit and author of The Number Sense. Click here to see the complete list of speakers and for the schedule and topics to be covered.

The first Morris Symposium in 2005 dealt with language, and the second in 2009 examined language and the motor system.

This event, sponsored by The New York Community Trust, is part of the Alice V. and Dave H. Morris International Symposium on Language and Communication. The Morris Memorial Fund supports the symposium, which draws eminent scientists from around the globe to Long Island to discuss fundamental issues in, and implications of, current research in human language.

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