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LINGUIST List 18.169

Wed Jan 17 2007

Confs: Cognitive Science,Neurolinguistics/Dominican Republic

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        1.    Calixto Aguero-Bautista, Biolinguistic Investigations

Message 1: Biolinguistic Investigations
Date: 14-Jan-2007
From: Calixto Aguero-Bautista < calixtobiolinguistics.net">calixtoalum.mit.edu; calixtobiolinguistics.net>
Subject: Biolinguistic Investigations

Biolinguistic Investigations
Short Title: BI

Date: 23-Feb-2007 - 25-Feb-2007
Location: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Contact: Di Sciullo Anna Maria, Calixto Aguero
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL: http://www.biolinguistics.net

Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science; Neurolinguistics

Meeting Description:

The purpose of this event is to discuss the properties of the language faculty from a biolinguistic perspective; bringing together biologists, neuroscientists, and linguists, for three days of conference. The conference aims at exploring further the three factors that according to Chomsky (2005) enter into the growth of language in the individual: the genetic endowment, experience, and language (or organism) independent principles of efficient computation and the like.

See the conference site for an extended version of the program.


Friday, February 23.

8:30-9:00 Breakfast & Registration

9:00-9:30 Opening Remarks

9:30-10:30 Invited Talk
Ken Wexler, MIT: Lenneberg's Dream

10:30-10:45 Break

10:45-12:15 Section 1
Aritz Irurtzun, University of the Basque Country: On the Emergence and Ontology of Syntactic Labels.

Hisatsugu Kitahara, Keio University (Japan): Language Design in Minimalism: A Case Study of (Anti)c-command Requirements.

Hedde H. Zeijlstra, University of Amsterdam: How Revising the Strongest Minimalist Thesis Constitutes Parametric Variation.

12:15-1:45 Lunch Break

1:45-3:15 Section 2.
Roberto de Almeida, Mark Hale, Daniela Isac, Charles Reiss (Concordia University): Epistemological Remarks on Universal Grammar

Aniela Improta França, Miriam Lemle, Maurício Cagy, Antonio Fernando Catelli Infantosi(UFRJ-UFF): Counting Piglets: Who Cares if Two is Less Than Three?

Ralph W. Fasold, Georgetown University: Recognition of Binding Theory Locality Effects at the Cognitive Interface.

3:15-3:30 Break

3:30-4:30 Invited Talk
Richard Larson, Stony Brook University: Phases, Propositions and Thoughts.

4:30-4:45 Break

4:45-5:45 Invited Tak
Karim Stromswold, Rutgers: Genetics and the Structure, Acquisition and Evolution of Language.

Saturday, February 24.

8:30-9:00 Breakfast

9:00-10:00 Invited Talk
Howard Lasnik, University of Maryland: What Kind of Computing Device is the Human Language Faculty?

10:00-10:15 Break

10:15-11:45 Section 1.
Anna Maria Di Sciullo, University of Quebec at Montreal: Hierarchical Structure in Morphological Domains.

Erez Lieberman, Jean-Baptiste Michel, Joe Jackson, Tina Tang, Martin A Nowak (Harvard-MIT): Mathematical Evolution of the Irregular Verbs.

Dominik Rus, Georgetown University: The Aquisition of Tense and Agreement at the Interfaces.

11:45-1:15 Lunch Break

1:15-2:45 Section 2.
Calixto Aguero-Bautista, University of Quebec at Montreal: Crossover Encounters of the Third Kind.

Brent Henderson, University of Florida: Perception and Linguistic Structure.

Ivan Ortega Santos, University of Maryland. On Neural Accommodation and Relativized Minimality Effects.

2:45-3:00 Break

3:00-4:00 Invited Talk
W. Tecumseh Fitch, Saint Andrews University (UK): Hierarchy, Recursion and Compositionality: Three Faces of Discrete Infinity.

4:00-5:00 Poster Section
Amrita Basu, University of New Delhi (India): Self Organization Favours Access and Retrieval Processes: An Investigation Into the Nature of Storage in the Lexicon.

Kamil Ud Deen, University of Hawaii at Manoa: The Case for Biology.

Ray C. Dougherty, New York University: Information Theory Defines ''Mathematically Conceivable Communication System''

Shantanu Ghosh, Indian Institute of Technology (Delhi, India): Language Architecture: The Multiple Neuronal Platform Hypothesis.

Eric Mathieu, University of Ottawa: Morphological Domains in Ojibwe: Transfer at the Word Level

5:00-6:00 Invited Talk
David Poeppel, University of Maryland: Biolinguistics Needs Neurobiology.

Sunday, February 25

8:30-9:00 Breakfast

9:00-10:00 Invited Talk
Massimo Piattelli-Palmarini, University of Arizona: Rethinking Language Evolution and the Evolution of Language.

10:00-10:15 Break

10:15-11:45 Section 1
Aleria Cavalgante, Miriam Lemle, Maurício Cagy, Antonio Fernando Catelli Infantosi (UFRJ-UFF): Granulating the Bottom-up Course of Syntactic Derivation

Christina Kim, UCLA: Proccessing Presupposition: What Makes it Hard to Find Falsifiers for Sentences with 'Only'

Acrisio Pires, University of Michigan: The Syntax of Wh-in-situ and Common Ground: Discourse-Pragmatics and I-Language.

11:45-1:15 Lunch Break

1:15-2:45 Section 2
Garrett Neske and Ray C. Dougherty, New York University: A Minimalist Theory of Auditory Interfaces: Why the Larynx Descended.

Gerardo Fernandez-Salgueiro, University of Michigan: Processing Constraints on PF-movement.

Marc Richards, University of Leipzig: Three Third-Factors Effects

2:45-3:00 Break

3:00-4:00 Invited Talk
Marc D. Hauser, Harvard University: Evolving Specialized Computations for Language

4:00-4:15 Break

4:15-5:15 Invited Talk
Noam Chomsky, MIT: To be Announced

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