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Full Title: Human Dialects and Animal Communication: Common Principles and Differences
         
Location: Grenoble, France
Start Date: 04-Mar-2013 - 05-Mar-2013
Contact: Jean-Pierre Chevrot
Meeting Email: click here to access email
Meeting URL: http://dialectworkshop.u-grenoble3.fr/index.php?pg=1&lg=en
Meeting Description: International Workshop:

Human Dialects and Animal Communication: Common Principles and Differences

March 4/5, 2013, Grande salle des Colloques of Stendhal University,
Grenoble, France

Website:

http://dialectworkshop.u-grenoble3.fr/index.php?pg=1&lg=en

Gipsa-Lab and Lidilem (University of Grenoble) are organizing a joint
international workshop on the topic Human Dialects and Animal Communication.

Although comparisons of communication systems of different animal species
and human languages show numerous similarities, this comparative approach
has never been systematically applied to the concept of dialect. Within the
vocalizations of certain species, as within the same human language, we
find varieties to which the generic term of dialect can be applied. This
comparative perspective compels us to investigate dimensions of individual
variation and dialectal variation within a collectivity of individuals, as
well as the evolution of communication systems and the biological and
social functions of differentiation.

These questions are of concern both to linguists studying variation in
human language (dialectologists and sociolinguists) and to biologist
specializing in varieties of animal communication (ethologists and
zoologists). The answer to these questions requires that these two
scientific communities meet. Apart from scattered individual contacts, to
our knowledge, no scientific event has ever been devoted to organizing such
a meeting. This is the goal of the two-day workshop that we are organizing
in Grenoble on 4 and 5 March, 2013.

Scientific contact:

Jean-Pierre Chevrot, LIDILEM, Université Stendhal, BP 25, 38040 GRENOBLE
cedex 9, France - Tél.: 33 (0)4 76 82 68 13 / 33(0)6 74 61 36 21 - Mail :
jean-pierre.chevrot_at_u-grenoble3.fr
Didier Demolin, Gipsa-Lab, Université Stendhal, BP 25, 38040 GRENOBLE cedex
9, France
Tél.: 33 (0)4 76 82 41 27 - Mail : didier.demolin_at_gipsa-lab.grenoble-inp.fr

Administrative Support:

Jessica Réolon, Gipsa-Lab, Université Stendhal, BP 25, 38040 GRENOBLE cedex
9, France
Tél. : 33 (0)4 76 82 43 37
Fax : 33 (0)4 76 82 43 35
Mail : jessica.reolon_at_gipsa-lab.grenoble-inp.fr

Registration:

The registration includes conference program and papers summary,
coffee-breaks.

Registration fee: 50 euros
Fee for students: 20 euros
Access to the workshop is free of charges for the members and students of
Stendhal University, Gipsa-Lab and Lidilem.

Organizing Committee:

Laurence Buson, Université Stendhal, Lidilem
Jean-Pierre Chevrot, Université Stendhal, Lidilem & Institut Universitaire
de France
Didier Demolin, Université Stendhal & CNRS, Gipsa-Lab
Giovanni Depau, Université Stendhal & CNRS
Isabelle Rousset, Université Stendhal, Lidilem
Jessica Réolon, Université Stendhal & CNRS, Gipsa-Lab

Scientific Committee:

Jean-Pierre Chevrot, Université Stendhal, Lidilem & Institut Universitaire
de France
Didier Demolin, Université Stendhal & CNRS, Gipsa-Lab
Paul Foulkes, University of York
Martine Hausberger, Université de Rennes 1 & CNRS, Ethos
Jérôme Mars, Grenoble-INP & CNRS, Gipsa-Lab
Jean-Luc Schwartz, Grenoble-INP & CNRS, Gipsa-Lab

Partners:

Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique
Gipsa-Lab
Institut Universitaire de France
Lidilem
Pôle Grenoble Cognition
Région Rhône-Alpes
Université Stendhal
Linguistic Subfield: Cognitive Science; General Linguistics; Sociolinguistics
LL Issue: 24.762


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