LINGUIST List 15.440

Tue Feb 3 2004

FYI: MSc in the Evolution of Language and Cognition

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  1. Simon Kirby, MSc in the Evolution of Language and Cognition

Message 1: MSc in the Evolution of Language and Cognition

Date: Mon, 2 Feb 2004 09:00:50 -0500 (EST)
From: Simon Kirby <>
Subject: MSc in the Evolution of Language and Cognition

 One year taught Masters

 University of Edinburgh, UK

REMINDER - Applications should be sent before March 31st (although
applicants *may* be considered after this date).

What is it that makes us human? How did our brains evolve? What are
the origins of human language? Why do we think the way we do? What are
the mechanisms of biological, cultural and linguistic evolution?

The University of Edinburgh is introducing a new MSc taught course as
part of its postgraduate programme in the Evolution of Language and
Cognition. Students will tackle the key questions that are at the
heart of the recent renaissance in the scientific study of the origins
and evolution of human language and cognition.

Human evolution is a topic for cognitive scientists, psychologists,
linguists, archaeologists, anthropologists, biologists, and computer
scientists. Because of this, the postgraduate programme will suit
students from a wide range of backgrounds. If you are interested in
learning more about the evolution of human cognition and language, and
about the many disciplines that contribute to its study, we'd like to
hear from you.

We are now accepting applications for entry to the MSc in September
2004. Applicants should aim to submit applications by March 31st.

To find out more about the course, and what it will be like to live
and work in Edinburgh, go to our website. Here you will also find full
details about how to apply.

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Simon Kirby
Language Evolution & Computation Research Unit
School of Philosophy, Psychology & Language Sciences
University of Edinburgh 
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