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LINGUIST List 22.3060

Mon Aug 01 2011

Confs: Language Acquisition, Linguistic Theories, Syntax/U.K.

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        1.     Matthew Reeve , Workshop on Complex Systems in Linguistics

Message 1: Workshop on Complex Systems in Linguistics
Date: 01-Aug-2011
From: Matthew Reeve <m.reeveucl.ac.uk>
Subject: Workshop on Complex Systems in Linguistics
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Workshop on Complex Systems in Linguistics

Date: 05-Sep-2011 - 05-Sep-2011
Location: Southampton, Hampshire, United Kingdom
Contact: Glyn Hicks
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL: http://www.personal.soton.ac.uk/gh1w07/complexity.html

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

Meeting Description:

Complex Systems in Linguistics is an interdisciplinary workshop that aims to bring together researchers working with various conceptions of complexity in the study of language. In particular, the workshop organisers aim to explore the different ways in which concepts from complexity science may bear upon linguistic theories, and to reach out to researchers within complex systems more generally. Relevant areas of linguistics might include (but are by no means restricted to): language change; language evolution; the architecture of the language faculty; language acquisition; language learning.

Invited Speakers:
Cedric Boeckx (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona)
Diane Larsen-Freeman (University of Michigan)
Philip Herdina (Universität Innsbruck)

09.00-09.45
Registration and coffee

09:45-10:00
Opening remarks

10.00-10.50
Invited speaker:
Cedric Boeckx (Institució Catalana de Recerca i Estudis Avançats/Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona)
Syntax Santa Fe Style

10.50-11.30
Leah Bauke (Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität, Frankfurt-am-Main)
How Complex is Merge?

11.30-11.50
Coffee break

11.50-12.30
Tommi Leung (United Arab Emirates University)
Deconstructing FLN

12.30-13.10
Lluís Barceló i Coblijn & Antoni Gomila (Universitat de las Illes Balears)
Syntactic Development at 25 Months: A Critical Phase Transition of Grammatical Rule Induction

13.10-14.30
Lunch

14.30
Invited Session: Complexity Theory: A Promising Research Programme for Language and Language Learning

14:30-15.10
Diane Larsen-Freeman (University of Michigan)
Complexity Theory: Opening new spaces

15.10-15:50
Philip Herdina (Universität Innsbruck)
What Complexity Theory Can do for Language Research

16.10-16:30
Coffee break

16.30-17.10
Glyn Hicks & Matthew Reeve (University of Southampton)
Complexity and/or Minimalism(?)

17.10-17.50
David Medeiros (University of Arizona)
X-bar Structure and the Golden String

17:50-18:00
Concluding remarks
Evening Dinner (details TBC)



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