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Boaz Keysar (University of Chicago), Distinguished Lecturer in Multilingualism and Language Learning

When: Wednesday, November 30, 2016
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM CT

Where: Harris Hall, 107, 1881 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Irene Sakk   (847) 491-7020

Group: Linguistics Department

Co-Sponsor: Council on Language Instruction (CLI)
Middle East and North African Studies

Category: Lectures & Meetings


LIVING IN A FOREIGN TONGUE: Decision making, judgement, and ethical choice in native and non-native languages

Boaz Keysar is a director of the multilingualism and decision-making lab, professor of psychology and the chair of the cognition group at the University of Chicago. He researches how people communicate, negotiate and make decisions. Many of his discoveries reveal systematic reasons for miscommunication and misunderstandings. 


Co-sponsored by:
the Council on Language Instruction;
the Buffett Forum for Languages and Cultures;
the Departments of Linguistics,
Communication Sciences and Disorders,
French and Italian,
Spanish and Portuguese,
Slavic Languages and Literatures;
the Cognitive Science Program,
the Middle East and North African Studies Program,
the Cook Family Writing Program,
the English Language Programs,
the Cognitive Science Program,
and the Middle East and North African Studies Program.

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