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LINGUIST List 20.2132

Wed Jun 10 2009

Confs: Cognitive Science, Anthro Ling, Neuroling, Psycholing/Canada

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        1.    Guillaume Chicoisne, The Origins of Language - Summer Institute 2010

Message 1: The Origins of Language - Summer Institute 2010
Date: 09-Jun-2009
From: Guillaume Chicoisne <chicoisne.guilaumeuqam.ca>
Subject: The Origins of Language - Summer Institute 2010
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The Origins of Language - Summer Institute 2010

Date: 21-Jun-2010 - 30-Jun-2010
Location: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Contact: Nicole Richard
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL: http://www.summer10.isc.uqam.ca

Linguistic Field(s): Anthropological Linguistics; Cognitive Science; Computational Linguistics; Neurolinguistics; Psycholinguistics

Meeting Description:

The Cognitive Science Institute of the Université du Québec à Montréal is
pleased to launch the program of its third Summer Institute which will bear
on The Origins of Language and will take place at UQAM (Montreal, Canada) in
June 2010. The program is on the web site of the Summer institute at the
following address:


Opening Session - Public Conference
(Monday, June 21st 2010)

- What is Language?
Noam Chomsky

1. Introduction
(Tuesday June 22nd 2010)

- Historical Debates and Experiments
Henri Cohen
Université Paris Descartes, Paris
- The Origin of Language in Eighteenth-Century Philosophy
Sylvain Auroux
Laboratoire d'histoire des Théories Linguistiques, CNRS, Université Paris 7
- Biological Evolution
David Sloan Wilson
Binghamton University
- Genetics of Language
Karin Stromswold
Rutgers University
- The Evolution of Language
Maggie Tallerman
University of Newcastle

2. Animal Communication and Language
(Wednesday June 23rd 2010)

- Animal Communication
Stephanie White
University of California at Los Angeles
- Primate Communication
Klaus Zuberbühler
University of St Andrews
- What has Ape Language Research Taught Us about Human Language?
Duane M. Rumbaugh and E. Sue Savage-Rumbaugh
Great Ape Trust Research Center and the Language Research Center, Des Moines, Iowa
- Ape Gesture and the Origins of Language in Dynamic Systems Perspectives
Barbara King
College of William and Mary
- Cognitive Determinants of Language
Pierre Jacob
Institut Jean Nicod, Paris
- Sound Patterns and Conceptual Content of the First Words
Peter Macneilage
University of Texas, Austin

3. Embodiment of Language
(Thursday June 24th 2010)

- Anatomical Determinants of Speech and Language
Angela Friederici
MPI for Human Cognitive and Brain Science, Leipzig
- Prediction of the Ability of Reconstituted Vocal Tracts of Fossils to Produce Speech. Ontogenetic and Polygenetic Considerations for Origin of Speech
Louis-Jean Boë
Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble, Université Stendhal, Musée National d'histoire Naturelle
- Brain Evolution
Terrence Deacon
University of California at Berkeley
- Brain Lateralization and the Emergence of Language
Nathalie Tzourio-Mazoyer
Université de Caen
- Mice, Chimpanzees and the Molecular Basis of Speech
Wolfgang Enard
MPI Eva, Leipzig
- Mirror Neurons,
Giacomo Rizzolatti
Universita Degli Studi di Parma

4. Anthropological Perspectives
(Friday June 25th 2010)

- Paleontological Foundations of Language 1
Ian Tattersall
American Museum of Natural History
- Paleontological Foundations of Language 2
Jean-Jacques Hublin
MPI Eva, Leipzig
- Language and Material Culture: Relating the Middle Stone Age In Southern Africa to the Origins of Language
Christopher Henshilwood
University of Witwatersrand, South Africa, and University of Bergen, Norway
- Cognitive Capacities of Fossil Hominids
Francesco D'errico
CNRS, Paris
- Populations and Languages
Jean-Marie Hombert
Université de Lyon 2

Day Off
(Saturday June 26th 2010)

5. Philosophical, Social and Psychological Perspectives
(Sunday June 27th 2010)

- Philosophical View Points on the Origins of Language
Kim Sterelny
Victoria University of Wellington
- A Pragmatic Account of the Origin of Language
Dan Sperber
CNRS, Paris
- Co-Evolution of Language and Culture
William Durham
Stanford University
- Origins of Human Communication
Michael Tomasello
MPI Eva, Leipzig
- On the Origins of Meaning
James Hurford
University Of Edinburgh

6. Theories of Language Origin
(Monday June 28th 2010)

- Cognitive and Social Aspects of Language Origins
Alan Barnard
University of Edinburgh
- Musical Proto-Language: Darwin's Theory of Language
W. Tecumseh Fitch
University of St Andrews
- Symbol Grounding and the Origin of Language
Stevan Harnad
Université du Québec à Montréal
- Gestural Theory
Michael Corballis
University of Auckland
- On the Nature of Linguistic Computations
Luigi Rizzi
University of Siena

7. Computational Modeling of Language
(Tuesday June 29th 2010)

- Language as A Culturally Evolving System: From Computer Simulation to The Experiment Lab
Simon Kirby
University of Edinburgh
- Evolution of Language Learnability
Morten Christiansen
Cornell University
- How Language Emerges in Situated Embodied Interactions
Luc Steels
Free University of Brussels
- Artificial Life Modeling of Language Evolution
Domenico Parisi
CNR, Rome
- Mirror Systems: Evolving Imitation and the Bridge from Praxis to Language
Michael Arbib
University of Southern California

8. Linguistic Perspectives
(Wednesday June 30th 2010)

- What do Linguists Have to Say about the Evolution of Language?
Bernard Comrie
MPI Eva, Leipzig
- On the Origin of Grammar
Bernd Heine
University of Cologne / Universität Köln
- On the Relevance of Pidgins and Creoles in the Debate on Language Origins
Claire Lefebvre
Université du Québec à Montréal
- Arbitrary Signs and the Emergence of Language
Denis Bouchard
Université du Québec à Montréal

Closing Session

Ray Jackendoff
Tufts University

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