David Kemmerer has a joint appointment in the Department of Audiology and Speech Sciences and the Department of Psychological Sciences. His teaching responsibilities include courses on the neural bases of speech and language, the field of cognitive neuroscience, and topics in linguistics. His research focuses on how different kinds of linguistic meaning are mediated by different neural systems, drawing on behavioral and lesion data from brain-damaged patients as well as behavioral and functional neuroimaging data from normal subjects. His current projects include the linguistic encoding of space and the syntax-semantics interface. In addition, he is interested in the evolution of language and the neural correlates of consciousness.