Activities and Memberships
Papers and Conferences
Professional Activities and Memberships
2001-present: Santa Fe Institute: Evolution of Human Language Project, Santa
Fe, New Mexico.
2000-present: Vice-President of the Association for the Study of Language in
1995-2004; 2007-present: Editor of Mother Tongue (Journal of the Association
for the Study of Language in Prehistory).
1995-2000: President of the Association for the Study of Language in
Papers and Conferences
Basque Language: History and Origin / Euskararen jatorria eta historia / El Euskera: Historia y Origen. Centro Cultural "Koldo Mitxelena," Donostia (San Sebastián), Spain, 4 November, 2010.
Long range comparative linguistics. Exploratory Seminar on Comparative Mythology. (Fourth Annual International Conference on Comparative Mythology.) Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass., 6-9 October, 2010.
Burushaski, Yeniseian, and the Karasuk Culture. Fourteenth Harvard Round Table on the Ethnogenesis of South and Central Asia. Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass., 4-5 October, 2010.
“Dene-Yeniseian” and the Rest of Dene-Caucasian. 2009 Athabascan (Dene) Languages Conference. University of California at Berkeley, 10-12 July, 2009.
More on Genetic and Cultural Relations of Burushaski. Eleventh Round Table on the Ethnogenesis of South and Central Asia. Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass., 8-9 May, 2008.
Some recent developments in the comparative study of Dene-Sino-Caucasian languages. Проблемы изучения далнего родства языков (к 55-летю С. А. Старостина). [International Conference on Problems in the Study of Distant Relationships of Languages (on the 55th birthday of Sergei A. Starostin)]. Russian State University for the Humanities (РГГУ), Moscow, Russia, 25-28 March, 2008.
A Multilateral Look at Greater Austric. ASLIP conference on Asian and
Sahulland Languages, Isolates and Substrates. Harvard University, Oct.
Some Recent Work on Genetic Relations of the Burushaski Language. Sixth
Harvard Round Table on South and Central Asia, Harvard University,
Cambridge, MA. May 2004.
Basque Phonology in a Dene-Caucasian Context. Linguistic Databases and
Linguistic Taxonomy Workshop. Santa Fe Institute. January 2003.
Macro-Caucasian Cultural Vocabulary: Evidence for pastoral-agricultural
culture. Fourth Harvard Round Table on Ethnogenesis of South and Central
Asia, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA. May 2002.
Genetic and cultural linguistic links between Burushaski, the Caucasian
languages, and Basque. Third Harvard Round Table on South and Central Asia,
Harvard University, Cambridge, MA. May 2001.
Founder effects in the Dene-Caucasian macro-family. Arrows of Time and
Founder Effects in Language Evolution. Santa Fe Institute, Santa Fe, NM,
Global etymologies and linguistic prehistory. Symposium on Language and
Prehistory, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI. November 1988.