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Wed Nov 23 2005

Confs: Anthropological Ling/Essen, Germany

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        1.    Louise Roeska-Hardy, Nature, Language and Culture: Learning from Animals?

Message 1: Nature, Language and Culture: Learning from Animals?
Date: 22-Nov-2005
From: Louise Roeska-Hardy <louise.roeska-hardyuni-dortmund.de>
Subject: Nature, Language and Culture: Learning from Animals?

Nature, Language and Culture: Learning from Animals?

Date: 05-Dec-2005 - 06-Dec-2005
Location: Essen, Germany
Contact: Monika Wuehle
Contact Email: < click here to access email >

Linguistic Field(s): Anthropological Linguistics

Meeting Description:

The conference will examine what can be learned about the features of human language, cognition and culture from empirical research on non-human primates, e.g. concerning the precursors to human language, the behavioural and cognitive characteristics shared by humans and non-human primates, and social learning in humans and non-human primates.

International conference: Nature, Language and Culture: Learning from animals?

2nd annual symposium of the interdisciplinary research group 'Was ist der Mensch? Kultur - Sprache - Natur'
Dec. 5th and 6th at the Kulturwissenschaftliche Institut (Goethe Str. 31)
in Essen, Germany.
To register for the conference please contact: Frau Monika Wühle (monika.wuehlekwi-nrw.de).

Nature, Language and Culture: Learning from animals?

December 5th, 2005 1 p.m.

I. Language: Humans and other Primates
Jacques Vauclair (Center for Research in the Psychology of Cognition, Université de Provence, Aix-en-Provence)
From hand to mouth in the evolution of language: the contribution of studies
with nonhuman primates
W. Tecumseh Fitch (University of St. Andrews / Scottish Primate Research Group)

Evolution of Language: A comparative approach
Bernhard Schröder (Duisburg-Essen)
Wolfgang Wildgen (Bremen)

Public lecture 6.15 p.m.
Ludwig Huber (Universität Wien)
Soziales Lernen: das Bindeglied tierlicher und menschlicher Kulturen

December 6th, 2005 9.00 a.m.

II. Nature: Primate cognition
Christine Caldwell
(University of Stirling / Scottish Primate Research Group)
Social learning and behavioral traditions in non-human primates
Hannes Rakoczy (Max-Planck-Institut für Evolutionäre Anthropologie, Leipzig / Universität Leipzig)
Collective intentionality is the mark of uniquely human cognition
Ingar Brink (Lund University)
Judith Burkart (Zürich)

III. Culture: The Nature of primates
John Dupré (ESRC Centre for Genomics in Society, University of Exeter)
What's special about humans?
William C. McGrew (Cambridge University)
Cultural Primatology: New Wine in new Bottles
Matthias Kettner (Witten-Herdecke)

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