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LINGUIST List 19.1812

Fri Jun 06 2008

Confs: Language Acquisition, Linguistic Theories/Norway

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Message 1: Universal Grammar, Language Acquisition and Change
Date: 06-Jun-2008
From: Georg Kjoll <georgakhf.uio.no>
Subject: Universal Grammar, Language Acquisition and Change
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Universal Grammar, Language Acquisition and Change

Date: 26-Aug-2008 - 27-Aug-2008
Location: Oslo, Norway
Contact: Jan Terje Faarlund
Contact Email: j.t.faarlundiln.uio.no
Meeting URL: http://www.csmn.uio.no/events/2008/ug_language_acq_and_change.xml

Linguistic Field(s):
Historical Linguistics; Language Acquisition; Linguistic Theories; Syntax

Meeting Description:

The aim of the workshop is to provide a forum for discussion of the role which
the mechanisms involved in first language acquisition (including parameter
setting, identification of cues, grammaticalization, economy principles, etc.)
play as a factor in syntactic change, and how those factors are constrained and
conditioned by Universal Grammar.

Symposium at the Centre for the Study of Mind in Nature
(http://www.csmn.uio.no/), University of Oslo.
August 26, 2008 at 10:45 - 4:45 and August 27 at 9:00 - 4:45.

Invited speakers:

Werner Abraham (Vienna)
Elly van Gelderen (Arizona)
David Lightfoot (Georgetown)
Marc Richards (Leipzig)
Peter Svenonius (Tromsø - CASTL)
Juan Uriagereka (Maryland)
Marit Westergaard (Tromsø - CASTL)


The symposium is organized by the Centre for the Study of Mind in Nature and is
open to the public with no entrance or sign up fee. If you have questions about
accommodation or directions in Oslo, please visit: www.visitoslo.com or contact
CSMN at j.h.undlienifikk.uio.no.

The Centre for the Study of Mind in Nature (CSMN) is based at the Department of
Philosophy, Classics, History of Art and Ideas (IFIKK) at the University of
Oslo. It is a Center of Excellence mainly funded by the Norwegian Research Council.

The overarching goal is to understand the normative dimensions of the human mind
in terms that allow us to see them as integrated parts of the natural world.

Our core research topics lie at the interface of philosophy and the empirical
sciences, such as linguistics, cognitive psychology, political science and
economics.
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