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Fri Feb 6 2004

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Message 1: Opening Conference of the Centre for Human Communication, UCL

Date: Thu, 5 Feb 2004 04:17:38 -0500 (EST)
From: ad <adling.ucl.ac.uk>
Subject: Opening Conference of the Centre for Human Communication, UCL


Opening Conference of the Centre for Human Communication, UCL 

Date: 04-Jun-2004 - 04-Jun-2004
Location: London, United Kingdom
Contact: Moira Yip
Contact Email: moiraling.ucl.ac.uk 
Meeting URL: http://www.chc.ucl.ac.uk/conference/

Linguistic Sub-field: General Linguistics 

Meeting Description:

This is a one-day day interdisciplinary conference on 'The
architecture of the language faculty'. It is organized by University
College London's new Centre for Human Communication. Date: 4 June
2004. Keynote speaker: Ray Jackendoff. 

Dear colleague

We would like to announce the first major event of UCL's new Centre
for Human Communication, a one-day conference on June 4th organized
around the theme 'The architecture of the language faculty'. Our
keynote speaker, Professor Ray Jackendoff, of Brandeis University,
President of the Linguistics Society of America, is the 2003 recipient
of the Jean-Nicod Prize, and the author of several acclaimed books on
language, most recently Foundations of Language (Oxford University
Press, 2002). He is particularly admired for his inter-disciplinary
take on language issues. He will be speaking on 'Re-interpreting
generative grammar'. The full roster of speakers is:
 
Prof. William Marslen-Wilson, Cambridge University. Director, Medical
Research Council Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, FBA Title:
Language in the Mind and the Brain: Insights from the Past Tense

Prof. Dorothy Bishop, Oxford University: Professor of Developmental
Neuropsychology Title : Genes and language

Prof. John Local, University of York Professor of Phonetics and
Linguistics Title: Interpreting phonetic exponents: variable domains
and variable relevance
 
Prof. Barbara Landau, Todd Professor of Cognitive Science, Johns
Hopkins University Title: (note change) How do we talk about what we
see?

Prof. Richard Wise, Imperial College: Professor of Neurology and
Wellcome Senior Research Fellow, Hammersmith Hospital Title: The
neurology of language
 
The conference will take place in Beveridge Hall, Senate House,
University of London, The day will include lunch, and end with a
cocktail reception. There is a small registration fee (�25 for
non-UCL, �10 for UCL, and no charge for students), and registration is
essential. Full details and a registration form can be found on our
web-site, http://www.chc.ucl.ac.uk/conference.

The conference is made possible by the support of LAGB, The British
Academy, and the Laryngograph Trust. We very much hope that you will
be able to attend all or part of the day.
 
Yours sincerely

Moira Yip
Professor of Linguistics
Co-director, Centre for Human Communication
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