Daniel Harbour

Daniel Harbour

Daniel Harbour is a linguist with a particular interest in endangered minority languages and what they tell us about the atoms of thought. Educated at Oxford and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, he is the Professor of the Cognitive Science of Language at Queen Mary University of London and is one of the few people in the world, beside tribal elders, familiar with the Kiowa language of Oklahoma. Beyond academia, he is the author of An Intelligent Person’s Guide to Atheism and has translated little known sources on Plains and Zionist history from six languages. He is also a senior member of the UK Linguistics Olympiad and has been interviewed on language, atheism, poetry, and extraterrestrials on television and radio in the UK, US, and Australia.