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LINGUIST List 23.3786

Mon Sep 10 2012

Confs: Bioling, Cognitive Science, Language Acquisition, Neuroling, Psycholing/Spain

Editor for this issue: Xiyan Wang <xiyanlinguistlist.org>

Date: 08-Sep-2012
From: Cedric Boeckx <cedric.boeckxub.edu>
Subject: ICREA International Symposium on Biolinguistics
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ICREA International Symposium on Biolinguistics

Date: 01-Oct-2012 - 03-Oct-2012
Location: Barcelona, Spain
Contact: Cedric Boeckx
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL: http://stel.ub.edu/symposium/

Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science; Language Acquisition; Neurolinguistics; Psycholinguistics

Other Specialty: Biolinguistics

Meeting Description:

On the first three days of October, the Biolinguistics Initiative Barcelona will be hosting the ICREA International Symposium on Biolinguistics. The meeting, sponsored by the Catalan Institute for Advanced Studies (ICREA), and organized by Cedric Boeckx (ICREA/UB), will take place at the Aula Magna of the Universitat de Barcelona (historic building). The meeting, open to the public (no registration fee required), will provide an interdisciplinary forum focused on the biological foundations of the human capacity for language. It will bring together eminent scholars in cognitive science, ethology, genetics, neuroscience, comparative psychology, theoretical linguistics, philosophy of mind, paleoneurology, robotics, paleogenomics, and more. Here is an alphabetical list of invited participants:

- Albert Bastardas (U. Barcelona, ICREA Academia program)
- Luca Bonatti (ICREA/U. Pompeu Fabra)
- Emiliano Bruner (CENIEH, Burgos)
- Ruth de Diego Balaguer (ICREA/U. Barcelona)
- Tecumseh Fitch (U. Vienna)
- Koji Fujita (U. Kyoto)
- Judit Gervain (CNRS, U. Paris Descartes)
- Toni Gomila (U. Balearic Islands)
- Kleanthes Grohmann (U. Cyprus)
- Simon Kirby (U. Edinburgh)
- Carles Lalueza-Fox (U. Pompeu Fabra)
- Kazuo Okanoya (U. Tokyo)
- Christophe Pallier (CNRS/INSERM-CEA, Paris)
- Antoni Rodriguez-Fornells (ICREA/U. Barcelona)
- Joana Rossello (U. Barcelona)
- Douglas Saddy (U. Reading)
- Wendy Sandler (U. Haifa)
- Ricard Sole (ICREA/U. Pompeu Fabra; Santa Fe Institute)
- Luc Steels (ICREA/U. Pompeu Fabra)
- Sonja Vernes (Max Planck, Nijmegen)
- Charles Yang (U. Pennsylvania)

In addition to these invited talks, members of the Biolinguistics Inititative Barcelona and their collaborators will present posters featuring their recent works.

For more information, and updates, please consult the following websites:


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