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Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages and Linguistics


Understanding Human Time Workshop

Understanding Human Time Workshop

9-10 April 2021, University of Cambridge, via Zoom


Tense and emotion

Simon Prosser, University of St Andrews


“Time stays, we go”: An exploration into the poetics of time

Anna Piata, Université de Neuchâtel


Perceiving direction in directionless time

Matt Farr, University of Cambridge


The 2D past

Graeme A. Forbes, University of Kent


Temporal remoteness in a tenseless language

Jürgen Bohnemeyer, University at Buffalo


Avertive/frustrative markers in Australian languages: Blurring the boundaries between temporal and modal meanings

Patrick Caudal, CNRS & Université Paris-Diderot


Temporal transparency and the flow of time

Giuliano Torrengo, University of Milan/Autonomous University of Barcelona


Does human time really flow? Metaindexicality, metarepresentation, and basic concepts

Kasia M. Jaszczolt, University of Cambridge


Temporal modelling and Ontological Hindsight Bias

Joshua Mozersky, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario


Temporal semantics and grammar in Pirahã

Daniel L. Everett, Bentley University


For workshop programme and abstracts see

To register contact the workshop organizer, Kasia M. Jaszczolt, on