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LINGUIST List 20.3233

Thu Sep 24 2009

Calls: General Ling/Netherlands

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        1.    Willem Zuidema, Eighth International Conference on the Evolution of Language

Message 1: Eighth International Conference on the Evolution of Language
Date: 23-Sep-2009
From: Willem Zuidema <jzuidemascience.uva.nl>
Subject: Eighth International Conference on the Evolution of Language
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Full Title: Eighth International Conference on the Evolution of Language
Short Title: EVOLANG 8

Date: 14-Apr-2010 - 17-Apr-2010
Location: Utrecht, Netherlands
Contact Person: Willem Zuidema
Meeting Email: jzuidemascience.uva.nl
Web Site: http://evolang2010.nl

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Call Deadline: 02-Oct-2009

Meeting Description:

EVOLANG 8, 2010, 14-17 April.
Eighth International Conference on the Evolution of Language

Call for Papers

The conference welcomes substantive contributions relating to the evolution of
human language from any relevant discipline, including Anthropology, Genetics,
Population Biology, Linguistics, Psychology, Primatology, Ethology,
Paleontology, Archeology, Artificial Life and Mathematical Modelling. Normal
standards of academic quality apply. Thus, submitted papers should aim to make
clear their own substantive claim, relating this to relevant scientific
literature, and briefly
setting out the method by which the claim is substantiated, the nature
of the relevant data, and/or the core of the theoretical argument concerned.

Important Dates
Submissions due: 2 October 2009
Acceptance Notifications: 13 November 2009
Final versions due (provisional): 11 December 2009

In conjunction with Evolang 8, three workshops will be organized on Wednesday
April 14th, 2010. The workshops will each have their own call for papers, and
their own selection procedure - see under the heading 'workshops' at
http://evolang2010.nl . The topics are as follows:
- The evolution of semantic structure
- Birdsong and the evolution of speech
- Models of Language Evolution - Does the Math Add Up?

Invited Speakers
- Stephen Anderson (Yale) - plenary-
- Morten Christiansen (Cornell) -plenary-
- Terrence Deacon (Berkeley) -plenary-
- Peter Gärdenfors (Lund) -plenary-
- Marc Hauser (Harvard) -plenary-
- Wil Roebroeks (Leiden) -plenary-
- Eörs Szathmáry (Budapest) -plenary-
- Maggie Tallerman (Newcastle) -plenary-
- Alan Barnard (Edinburgh)
- Robert Berwick (MIT)
- Rebecca Cann (Hawaii) & Karl Diller (Hawaii)
- Julia Fischer (Göttingen)
- Kathleen Gibson (Texas at Houston)
- Patricia Greenfield (UCLA)
- Eva Jablonka (Tel Aviv) & Daniel Dor (Tel Aviv)
- Gerhard Jäger (Tübingen)
- Constance Scharff (FU Berlin)
- Ann Senghas (Columbia) & Asli Özyurek (MPI, Nijmegen)
- Marilyn Vihman (York)
- Thomas Wynn (Colorado at Colorado Springs) & Frederick Coolidge
(Colorado at Colorado Springs)

The Local Organizing Committee is taking various steps to ensure that Evolang
2010 will be a significant event from a scientific perspective. These include
inviting, in addition to plenary speakers, a number of other leading scientists
to present papers at the conference, extending the range of pertinent
perspectives on language evolution to be included in the programme, revising the
review procedure for submitted papers, and exploring the possibility of
publishing, in addition to the proceedings, a selection of reworked/expanded
papers with an publisher of high repute.

Types of Submission
There are two possible types of submission: Full Papers, which can have a length
of between 6 and 8 pages. Abstracts, which can be at most 2 pages long. All
accepted submissions will be published in the proceedings of the conference. All
papers or abstracts accepted will be allotted the same presentation length
(probably 25 minutes plus 10 minutes discussion).

Preparation and Submission Guidelines
Proceedings will be published by World Scientific. Formatting instructions for
users of MS Word and Latex instructions can be found on the conference website
at http://evolang2010.nl
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