Sciences of the Human Language since World War II

Sciences of the Human Language since World War II

Jamie Cohen-Cole

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Determining the Character of Scientific Thought in Infants. Source: Harvard University Archives.

Jamie Cohen-Cole's project was a study of the sciences of human language since World War II. The project examined how the study of language has been an interdisciplinary endeavor that also promotes normative accounts of human nature, political culture, and the scientific process. The project centered on four areas:

  1. Language acquisition and human capacities for understanding other minds
  2. The application of knowledge about human languages to develop information technologies for managing the vast data of the internet
  3. The application of the scientific study of language to reading instruction
  4. Interchanges between developmental psychology and philosophy of science when researchers treat children as little scientists