Caleb Everett

Professor and Chair

Caleb's research examines language and its interaction with nonlinguistic cognition, culture, and the environment. For more information and a more complete list of Caleb's publications, visit his personal site

Here are some of his recent publications:


Everett, C. 2017. Numbers and the Making of Us. Harvard University Press. Winner of a 2018 PROSE Award and named a top-10 science book by Smithsonian.

Everett, C. 2013a. Linguistic relativity: Evidence across languages and cognitive domains. De Gruyter Mouton. 


Everett, C. In press. The global dispreference for posterior voiced obstruents: A quantitative assessment. Language.

Everett, C. 2018. The similar rates of occurrence of consonants across the world's languages. Language Sciences.

Everett, C. 2018. Contrasting phonetic complexity across languages: Two approaches. Proceedings of the First Shared Task on Measuring Language Complexity.

Everett, C. 2017. From patterns in language to patterns in thought: Relativity realized across the Americas. International Journal of American Linguistics 83.173-201.

Everett, C. 2017. Languages in drier climates use fewer vowels.  Frontiers in Psychology.

Everett, C. 2016. Lexical and grammatical number are cognitively and historically dissociable. (Commentary) Current Anthropology 57.351.

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. 2013. 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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