Jean-Louis Dessalles




Jean-Louis Dessalles is Associate Professor at Telecom Paristech. His research focuses on the quest for fundamental principles underlying the language faculty and its biological origins. He is particularly interested in the study of narrative relevance, argumentative relevance and the conditions that make honest communication among selfish agents possible. He has authored several books, including Why We Talk (Oxford University Press 2007).

Authored texts

Altruism, Status And The Origin Of Relevance
Language And Hominid Politics