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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: 10-Sep-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, USA
Contact: Marianne Borroff
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
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.

Below is the program for the Alice V. and David H. Morris Symposium on the Evolution of Language, to be held at Stony Brook University October 14-16, 2005. For more information on this Symposium, please see our website at www.linguistics.stonybrook.edu/events/nyct05, or e-mail us at language.evolutiongmail.com

Program:


Friday, October 14, 2005

9:45-10:15am Breakfast

10:15-10:45 Opening Remarks

10:45- 12:45 Session 1

10:45-11:05 Tecumseh Fitch - University of St. Andrews
''The evolution of language: A comparative approach''

11:05-11:15 Discussion

11:15-11:30 Commentary by Philip Lieberman, Brown University

11:30-11:35 Discussion

11:35-11:55 Karin Stromswold - Rutgers University
''The genetics of language''

11:55-12:05 Discussion

12:05-12:20 Commentary by Massimo Piattelli-Palmarini, University of Arizona

12:20-12:25 Discussion

12:25-12:45 General Discussion

12:45-2:30pm Lunch

2:30 - 5:05 Session 2

2:30-2:50 Michael Corballis - University of Auckland
''Did language evolve before speech?''

2:50-3:00 Discussion

3:00-3:10 Commentary by Mark Aronoff, Stony Brook University

3:10-3:15 Discussion

3:15-3:35 Simon Kirby - University of Edinburgh
''The adaptive mechanisms in the evolution of language.''

3:35-3:45 Discussion

3:45-3:55 Commentary by Derek Bickerton, University of Hawaii, Manoa

3:55-4:00 Discussion

4:00-4:20 Massimo Piattelli-Palmarini - University of Arizona
''What is language, that it might have evolved, and what is evolution that is may apply to language.''

4:20-4:30 Discussion

4:30-4:40 Commentary by Ian Tattersall, American Museum of Natural History

4:40-4:45 Discussion

4:45-5:05 General Discussion

5:05-5:20 Coffee Break

5:20-7:10 Session 3

5:20-5:40 Derek Bickerton - University of Hawai'i, Manoa
''The origin of displacement in niche construction.''

5:40-5:50 Discussion

5:50-6:00 Commentary by W. Tecumseh Fitch, University of St. Andrews

6:00-6:05 Discussion

6:05-6:25 Dan Sperber - CNRS, Paris
''A pragmatic perspective on the evolution of mindreading, communication and language.''

6:25-6:35 Discussion

6:35-6:45 Commentary by Chris Knight, University of East London

6:45-6:50 Discussion

6:50-7:10 General Discussion

Saturday, October 15, 2005

8:30-9:00 Breakfast

9:00-11:00 Session 5

9:00-9:20 Noam Chomsky -MIT
''Some simple evo-devo theses: how true might they be for language.''

9:20-9:30 Discussion

9:30-9:45 Commentary by Paul Binham, Stony Brook University

9:45-9:50 Discussion

9:50-10:10 Eva Jablonka - Tel Aviv University
''Canalization and plasticity in the evolution of linguistic communication.''

10:10-10:20 Discussion

10:20-10:35 Commentary by Karin Stromswold, Rutgers University

10:35-10:40 Discussion

10:40-11:00 Peter Gärdenfors - Lund University
''The evolution of anticipatory cognition as a precursor to language.''

11:00-11:10 Discussion

11:10-11:25 Commentary by Richard G. Klein, Stanford University

11:25-11:30 Discussion

11:30-11:50 General Discussion

11:50- 1:30 Lunch

1:30-3:30 Session 6

1:30-1:50 Ian Tattersall - American Museum of Natural History
''A putative role for language in the origin of human consciousness.''

1:50-2:00 Discussion

2:00-2:15 Commentary by Marc Hauser, Harvard College

2:15-2:20 Discussion

2:20-2:40 Paul Bingham - Stony Brook University
''Evolution of human language by natural selection - good theory IS possible.''

2:40-2:50 Discussion

2:50-3:05 Commentary by Dan Sperber, CNRS

3:05-3:10 Discussion

3:10-3:30 General Discussion

3:30-3:45 Coffee Break

3:45-5:45 Session 7

3:45-4:05 Richard G. Klein - Stanford University
''Modern human biological and behavioral origins.''

4:05-4:15 Discussion

4:15-4:30 Commentary by Eva Jablonka, Tel Aviv University

4:30-4:35 Discussion

4:35-4:55 Chris Knight - University of East London
''Chomsky and the human revolution.''

4:55-5:05 Discussion

5:05-5:20 Commentary by Luc Steels, Free University of Brussels

5:20-5:25 Discussion

5:25-5:35 General Discussion

6:00 Reception

Sunday, October 16, 2005

8:30-9:00 Breakfast

9:00-11:00 Session 9

9:00-9:20 Ray Jackendoff - Tufts University
''Your theory of the evolution of language depends on your theory of language.''

9:20-9:30 Discussion

9:30-9:45 Commentary by Viviane Déprez, Rutgers University

9:45-9:50 Discussion

9:50-10:10 Luc Steels - Free University of Belgium
''The recruitment theory of language origins.''

10:10-10:20 Discussion

10:20-10:35 Commentary by Simon Kirby, University of Edinburgh

10:35-10:40 Discussion

10:40-11:00 Louis Goldstein - Yale University
''Coordinating vocal gestures and origins of the combinatorial structures of syllables.''

11:00-11:10 Discussion

11:10-11:25 Commentary by Michael Corballis, University of Auckland

11:25-11:30 Discussion

11:30-11:50 General Discussion

11:50- 1:30 Lunch

1:30-3:30 Session 10

1:30-1:50 Marc Hauser - Harvard College
''The evolution of the interface between phonological and grammatical computation.''

1:50-2:00 Discussion

2:00-2:15 Commentary by Peter Gärdenfors, Lund University

2:15-2:20 Discussion

2:20-2:40 Philip Lieberman - Brown University
''FOXP2, motor control and reiteration.''

2:40-2:50 Discussion

2:50-3:05 Commentary by Louis Goldstein, Yale University

3:05-3:10 Discussion

3:10-3:30 General Discussion

3:30 Coffee Break, End Symposium




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