From: Dan Everett <dlevereilstu.edu>
Subject: Recursion in Human Languages
Recursion in Human Languages
Short Title: RecHuL
Date: 27-Apr-2007 - 29-Apr-2007
Location: Normal, Illinois, USA
Contact: Daniel Everett
Contact Email: dlevereilstu.edu
Linguistic Field(s): Psycholinguistics; Typology
Recursion on Human Languages will feature presentations that address the
typology, psychology, formalization, and grammatical manifestations of
recursion in human languages.
The final program for the conference on Recursion in Human Languages at
Illinois State University is given below. There is still time to register
for this conference. You may register online at:
The registration fee includes meals and transportation to and from hotels,
as well as coffee and snacks.
Recursion in Human Languages
Aravind Joshi, Penn: 'Does recursion in language work the same way as in
Hans-Joerg Tiede & Lawrence Stout, Illinois Wesleyan University:
'Recursion, infinity, and modeling'
Arie Verhagen, University of Leiden: 'What do you think is the proper
location of recursion? An empirical?exploration'
D. Terence Langendoen, National Science Foundation & University of Arizona:
'Are human languages transrecursive?'
Ljiljana Progovac, Wayne State University: 'Grammar without recursion:
implications for evolutionary studies'
Simon Levy, Washington & Lee University: 'Becoming recursive'
Ritva Laury, University of Helsinki, & Tsuyoshi Ono, University of Alberta:
'Recursion in conversation: what speakers of Finnish and Japanese know how
Anna Parker, University of Edinburgh: 'Was recursion the key step in the
evolution of the human language faculty?'
Robert Futrelle, Northeastern University: 'Recursion in animal behavior:
the origin of recursion in human language'
Amy Perfors, Josh Tennenbaum, Terry Regier, MIT: ' Hierarchical phrase
structure and recursion: A Bayesian exploration of learnability'
?1645 - 1745
Marianne Mithun, UCSB: A typology of recursion
Saturday, April 28
Edward Gibson, MIT: Processing Recursive Structures
Jeanette Sakel & Eugenie Stapert, University of Manchester: 'Possible
markers of embedding in Pirahã: evidence for?recursion?'
Eva Juarros-Daussá, University at Buffalo, SUNY: 'Lack of recursion in the
lexicon: the two-argument restriction'
Jan Koster, University of Groningen: 'Recursion and the lexicon'
Fred Karlsson, University of Helsinki: 'Empirically motivated constraints
on clausal recursion'
Alec Marantz, New York University: Recursion in Morphology
Yury Lander, Institute for Oriental Studies, Moscow, & Alexander Letuchiny,
Russian State University for the?Humanities: 'Kinds of recursion in Adyghe
Yoad Winter, Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study: 'Recursion in the
semantics of coordination'
Harry Howard, Tulane University: 'Recursion and the computational modeling
of prefrontal cortex'
Bart Hollebrandse, University of Groningen, & Thomas Roeper, University of
Massachusetts: 'Recursion and propositional exclusivity'
Michael Wagner, Cornell University: 'Prosody and recursion in coordinate
structures and beyond'
Laszlo Hunyadi, University of Debrecen, Hungary: 'Cognitive grouping and
?1820 - 1920
D. Robert Ladd, Edinburgh: What would 'recursion' mean in phonology?
Sunday, April 29
Daniel L. Everett, ISU: Cultural constraints on recursion
Coffee and snacks
Damir Cavar & Malgorzata E. Cavar, University of Zadar, Croatia: 'Inducing
Vitor Zimmerer & Rosemary Varley, University of Sheffield: 'Recursive
syntax in patients with severe agrammatism'
James Rogers, Earlham College, & Marc Hauser, Harvard University:
'Potential distinguishing characteristics and human?aural pattern recognition'
Peter Harder, University of Copenhagen: ' Over the top: recursion as a
Geoffrey K. Pullum, UCSC: Recursion and the infinitude claim
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