Caleb Everett

Associate Professor

Caleb's research explores the interaction of language and other forms of thought. Much of this work examines the intersection of number words and numerical cognition. Caleb also conducts research on human sound patterns. This work has recently uncovered ways in which environmental factors such as humidity and temperature influence the evolution of languages. For more information on his work, visit Caleb's personal site

Some of Dr. Everett's recent publications include:


Everett, C. 2013a. Linguistic relativity: Evidence across languages and cognitive domains. Berlin: De Gruyter Mouton. vii +298 pp. 


Everett, C, D. Blasi, and S. Roberts. 2015. Climate, vocal folds, and tonal languages: Connecting the physiological and geographic dots. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 112.1322-1327.

Everett, C. 2014. Sounding the depths at the confluence of numerosity and language. Linguistics Vanguard 1.1-9.

Everett, C. 2013b. Evidence for direct geographic influences on linguistic sounds: The case of ejectives. PLoS ONE 8(6): e65275. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0065275

 Everett, C. 2013c. Without language, no distinctly human numerosity: A reply to Coolidge and Overmann. (Commentary) Current Anthropology 54.81-82. 

Everett, C. & K. Madora. 2012. Quantity recognition among speakers of an anumeric language. Cognitive Science 36.130-141.



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