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Thu Feb 10 2011

Confs: Discipline of Linguistics, General Linguistics/USA

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        1.     David Lightfoot , American Association for the Advancement of Science

Message 1: American Association for the Advancement of Science
Date: 10-Feb-2011
From: David Lightfoot <lightdgeorgetown.edu>
Subject: American Association for the Advancement of Science
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American Association for the Advancement of Science
Short Title: AAAS

Date: 17-Feb-2011 - 21-Feb-2011
Location: Washington D.C., USA
Contact: David Lightfoot
Contact Email: lightdgeorgetown.edu
Meeting URL: http://www.aaas.org/meetings/

Linguistic Field(s): Discipline of Linguistics; General Linguistics

Meeting Description:

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) meets in
Washington, DC 17-21 February. For details:
http://www.aaas.org/meetings/
This not a specialist meeting, but one where linguists address issues of
interest to the larger scientific community and the public, and where we
have an opportunity to hear colleagues in other disciplines present their
work in accessible talks.

Section Z has organized five symposia:
-Explaining Phase Transitions (organized by David Lightfoot)
-From Freud to fMRI: Untangling the Mystery of Stuttering (Nan Bernstein
Ratner),
-Crossing borders in language science: What bilinguals tell us about mind
and brain (Judith Kroll)
-Science behind improved foreign language expertise: Meeting the global
challenge (Amy Weinberg)
-Hunter-Gatherers and Language Change (Claire Bowern).

In addition, Colin Phillips is giving a Topical Lecture: 'Linguistic Illusions:
Where You See Them, Where You Don't.'
Saturday, 19 February NOON-12:45pm.

Furthermore, Chair-elect of Section Z Mark Liberman is giving a talk
'Lessons for Reproducible Science from the DARPA Speech and Language
Program' in a symposium on The Digitization of Science: Reproducibility and
Interdisciplinary Knowledge Transfer. Saturday, 19th: 1:30pm-4:30pm
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