Spotlight Thursday featuring John Lucy

Join us for another Spotlight Thursday, featuring John Lucy from the University of Chicago.

John Lucy is William Benton Professor in the Department of Psychology and Comparative Human Development at the University of Chicago. He has spearheaded the modern revival of inquiry into linguistic relativity, also known as the Sapir-Whorf hypothesis, that attempts to discover the effect of language on cognition and conceptualizing reality. He also has studied noun classification in Yucatec Maya.

This summer he will be teaching the course entitled “Language Variation and Thought”.