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LINGUIST List 23.1533

Tue Mar 27 2012

Calls: Anthro Ling, Historical Ling, Cog Sci, Discipline of Ling, Ling Theories/Poland

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Date: 24-Mar-2012
From: Luke McCrohon <luke.mccrohongmail.com>
Subject: Theory and Evidence in Language Evolution Research
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Full Title: Theory and Evidence in Language Evolution Research

Date: 08-Sep-2012 - 08-Sep-2012
Location: Poznań, Poland
Contact Person: Luke McCrohon
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://ifa.amu.edu.pl/plm/2012/Language_evolution

Linguistic Field(s): Anthropological Linguistics; Cognitive Science; Discipline of Linguistics; Historical Linguistics; Linguistic Theories

Call Deadline: 15-Apr-2012

Meeting Description:

This special session of the Poznan Linguistic Meeting aims to explore the range of evidence that can be applied in language evolution research. Its goals may be summarised as:

- To assess available evidence and to discuss the status of the new sources of evidence applicable to questions of language emergence and evolution
- To assess the role of theoretical syntheses and holistic scenarios of language emergence and evolution
- To identify ways in which linguistic methodologies can be made relevant to answering 'origins' type questions
- To identify limitations of linguistic methodologies when applied in isolation and to discover directions for interdisciplinary collaboration
- To bridge the gap between biological and linguistic conceptions of evidence

Plenary Speaker:

James Hurford (University of Edinburgh)

Call for Papers:

We invite submissions to a special thematic session of the Poznan ́ Linguistics Meeting addressing theory and evidence in language evolution research.

Submissions in the form of extended abstracts (2 pages) should be emailed to: wacewiczumk.pl no later than 15 April 2012. Please refer to the conference website for specific formatting instructions and guidelines. All submissions will be subject to external peer review, with accepted talks allocated 20 minutes for presentation and 10 minutes for discussion.

Please refer to http://ifa.amu.edu.pl/plm/2012/ for details regarding conference registration, accommodation, travel information and other information.

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