from day 25/11/2008

Do we bend it like Beckham?

This post is part of a small series of posts on social learning and cooperation.Jean-Baptiste's reaction to Laurent Lehmann's (and his colleagues') criticism of Boyd and Richerson's models made me brood over the notion of prestige-biased imitation. This notion is central to ...

Read More

(Archive) Senior fellowships at CRÉUM (Montreal)

Archive: the deadline is passed.(pour la version en français voir: http://www.creum.umontreal.ca/spip.php?article484)The University of Montreal's Centre de recherche en éthique (CRÉUM) is proud to announce senior fellowship grants. We are inviting applications of ...

Read More

A new book by Daniel Everett on the Pirahã

A new book on the Pirahã by Daniel L. Everett: Don't Sleep, There Are Snakes: Life and Language in the Amazonian Jungle . (Pantheon Books in the US and Profile books in the UK, November 2008)"An account of the experiences and discoveries made by linguist Daniel Everett while he ...

Read More