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LINGUIST List 16.2462

Tue Aug 23 2005

Confs: General Ling/Cognitive Sci/Stony Brook, NY, USA

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        1.    Marianne Borroff, Alice V. and David H. Morris Symposium on Language and Communication; The Evolution of Language


Message 1: Alice V. and David H. Morris Symposium on Language and Communication; The Evolution of Language
Date: 23-Aug-2005
From: Marianne Borroff <mlborroffhotmail.com>
Subject: Alice V. and David H. Morris Symposium on Language and Communication; The Evolution of Language


Alice V. and David H. Morris Symposium on Language and Communication; The
Evolution of Language

Date: 14-Oct-2005 - 16-Oct-2005
Location: Stony Brook, New York, United States of America
Contact: Marianne Borroff
Contact Email: language.evolutiongmail.com
Meeting URL: http://www.linguistics.stonybrook.edu/events/nyct05

Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science; General Linguistics

Meeting Description:

The Alice V. and David H. Morris International Symposium on Language and
Communication has as it's goal to draw eminent scientists from around the globe
to Long Island to discuss fundamental issues in, and implications of, current
research in human language. The first instanciation of this symposium focuses
on the Evolution of Language, and will be held at Stony Brook University, Oct.
14-16, 2005.

This symposium brings together participants from a broad array of disciplines to
discuss the state of the art in research on the Evolution of Language. Fields
represented by our participants include Anthropology, Archeology, Biology,
Computer Science, Cognitive Science, Genetics, Linguistics, Psychology, and
Sociology. The aim of this symposium is to act as a forum for interaction and
discussion regarding findings at the interface of each of these fields, drawing
on the unique perspective that each participant brings to the topic. It is our
hope that the conversations begun here will continue to inform future
investigation on the evolution of language far beyond the symposium itself.

Below is a list of participants in this symposium, as well as the titles of the
talks to be presented.

Derek Bickerton- University of Hawaii, Manoa
''The origin of displacement in niche construction''

Paul Bingham- Stony Brook University
''Evolution of human language by natural selection - good theory
IS possible''

Noam Chomsky- MIT
''Some simple evo-devo theses: how close to true might they be for language''

Michael Corballis- University of Auckland
''Did language evolve before speech?''

Tecumseh Fitch- University of St. Andrews
''The evolution of language: a comparative approach''

Peter Gärdenfors- Lund University
''The evolution of anticipatory cognition as a precursor to language''
(with Matthias Osvath: Lund University, Sweden)

Louis M. Goldstein- Yale University, Haskins Labs
Title: TBA

Marc D. Hauser- Harvard College
''The evolution of the interface between phonological and grammatical computation''

Eva Jablonka- Tel Aviv University
''Canalization and plasticity in the evolution of linguistic communication''
(with Daniel Dor: Tel Aviv University, Israel)

Ray S Jackendoff- Brandeis University
''Your theory of the evolution of language depends on your theory of language''

Simon Kirby- University of Edinburgh
''The adaptive mechanisms in linguistic evolution''

Richard G. Klein- Stanford University
''Modern human biological and behavioral origins''

Chris Knight- University of East London
''The human revolution''

Philip Lieberman- Brown University
''FOXP2, motor control and reiteration''

Massimo Piattelli-Palmarini- University of Arizona
''What is language, that it may have evolved, and what is evolution, that it may
apply to language''

Dan Sperber- Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Paris
''A pragmatic perspective on the evolution of mindreading, communication, and
language''

Luc Steels- Free University of Brussels
Title: TBA

Karin Stromswold- Rutgers University
''The genetics of language''

Ian Tattersall- American Museum of Natural History
''A putative role for language in the origin of human consciousness''

Commenters

Viviane Dèprez- Rutgers University

Juan Uriagereka- UMD College Park


Please see our website at www.linguistics.stonybrook.edu/events/nyct05 for more
information about the symposium, including the history of the Alice V. and David
H. Morris International Symposium on Language and Communication, as well as
information on attending and registering for the symposium. Please write to
language.evolutiongmail.com if you have any further questions.


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