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Full Title: 10th International Conference on the Evolution of Language

Short Title: EVOLANG 10
Location: Vienna, Austria
Start Date: 14-Apr-2014 - 17-Apr-2014
Contact: Nikolaus Ritt
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Meeting URL: http://vienna.evolang.org
Meeting Description: The 10th International Conference on the Evolution of Language will be held on 14-17 April 2014 in Vienna at the Department of English of Vienna University.

The Evolang conference series provides the major meeting for researchers worldwide in the origins and evolution of language. The Evolang conferences are interdisciplinary, with contributions from disciplines including, but not limited to: anthropology, archeology, artificial life, biology, cognitive science, genetics, linguistics, modeling, paleontology, physiology, primatology, and psychology. Typically, about 300 delegates attend, with representatives from all these disciplines.

Plenary Speakers:

Michael Arbib
Rob Boyd
Bill Croft
Chris Knight and Jim Hurford
Ann Senghas
Joan Silk
Kenny Smith
Linguistic Subfield: Anthropological Linguistics; Cognitive Science; Neurolinguistics; Psycholinguistics
LL Issue: 24.642

The following session(s) will be held during this meeting:
How Grammaticalization Processes Create Grammar

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