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November 8, 2011
Ray Jackendoff, one of the world's most respected linguists, is the Seth Merrin Professor of Philosophy and co-director of the Center for Cognitive Studies at Tufts University. He earned his Ph.D. in linguistics from MIT in 1969, under the guidance of Noam Chomsky. Professor Jackendoff has developed a theory of consciousness and has written several books on the relationship between mind, language, and consciousness and has been recognized all over the world for his contributions to multiple disciplines. His many awards include fellowships from Guggenheim and the National Endowment for the Humanities. He is also an excellent musician, and his musical interests have led him to develop a theory of musical cognition. On campus as a Patten Lecturer, Ray Jackendoff spoke on Tuesday, Nov. 8, on "The Cognitive Structure of Baseball" and on Thursday, Nov. 10, on "Language, Meaning, and Rational Thought." Both lectures were held at 7:30 p.m. in Rawles 100 and were free to the public.