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Sat Feb 14 2004

Confs: Cognitive Science/Lyon, France

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  1. reboul, Coevolution of Language and Theory of Mind

Message 1: Coevolution of Language and Theory of Mind

Date: Fri, 13 Feb 2004 11:13:16 -0500 (EST)
From: reboul <>
Subject: Coevolution of Language and Theory of Mind

Coevolution of Language and Theory of Mind 

Date: 15-Feb-2004 - 15-Jul-2000
Location: Lyons, France
Contact: Anne Reboul
Contact Email: 
Meeting URL: 

Linguistic Sub-field: Cognitive Science 

Meeting Description:

A new conference is now on line at : "Issue in Coevolution of
Language and Theory of Mind".

Psychologists, linguists, cognitive scientists and philosophers
discuss about the coevolution of these two uniquely human capacities,
their co-dependence and interaction.

The conference is organized by the Institut des Sciences Cognitives
CNRS, Lyon. Starting from February 2004, a new paper will be put on
line and open to discussion every two weeks. 

-13 February 2004: ''Evolution of language from theory of mind or
coevolution of language and theory of mind?'', Anne Reboul, Institute
for Cognitive Sciences, Lyon, France.

-1 March 2004: ''Constructions underlying theory of mind and
language'', Peter F. Dominey, Institute for Cognitive Sciences, Lyon,

-16 March 2004: ''The evolution of spoken language. A comparative
perspective'', Tecumseh Fitch, University of St-Andrews, Fife,

- 26 March 2004: ''Sex differences in language development and
empathy'', Simon Baron-Cohen, Autism Research Center, University of

- 9 April 2004: ''A pragmatic perspective on the evolution of language
and languages'', Gloria Origgi, ENST, France and Dan Sperber,
Institute Jean Nicod, France.

-16 april 2004: ''Cognitive and functional factors in the evolution of
grammar'', Fritz Newmeyer, University of Washington, Seattle, USA.

- 7 May 2004: TBA, Jill de Villiers, Smith College, Northampton, USA.

- 21 May 2004: ''Theory of mind and language ability. Understanding
the bigger picture'', Ted Ruffman, University of Sussex, UK.

- 4 June 2004: ''Word learning without theory of mind: possible, but
unusual'', Gil Diesendruck, Bar-Ilan University, Israel.

- 18 June 2004: TBA, Tatjana Nazir, Institute for Cognitive Sciences,
Lyon, France

- 2 July 2004: ''The mirror system hypothesis. Integrating a theory of
language evolution with a critical look at theory of mind'', Michael
Arbib, USC, Los Angeles, USA.
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