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LINGUIST List 19.1694

Tue May 27 2008

Confs: Language Acquisition/UK

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        1.    Koji Kawahara, Biolinguistics: Acquisition and Language Evolution


Message 1: Biolinguistics: Acquisition and Language Evolution
Date: 27-May-2008
From: Koji Kawahara <kk512york.ac.uk>
Subject: Biolinguistics: Acquisition and Language Evolution
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Biolinguistics: Acquisition and Language Evolution

Date: 02-Jul-2008 - 04-Jul-2008
Location: York, United Kingdom
Contact: Koji Kawahara
Contact Email: lang504york.ac.uk
Meeting URL: http://www.york.ac.uk/conferences/bale2008/index.html

Linguistic Field(s): Language Acquisition

Other Specialty: Biolinguistics

Meeting Description:

Conference on biological aspects of human language with specific focus on
language acquisition and language evolution, Department of Language and
Linguistic Science, University of York

Wednesday 3 July

17:30-19:00
Registration and Wine Reception

19:00-20:00
James Hurford (Edinburgh) The Origins of Meaning

Thursday 4 July

9:00:
Simon Kirby (Edinburgh) TBA

10:00:
Dennis Ott (Harvard) The Evolution of I-language: What Do We Know?

10:30-11:00:
Tea and Coffee Break

11:00:
Anna Kinsella (Edinburgh) Biolinguistics and the Constraint of Evolution on
Linguistic Theorising

11:30:
Fiorien Bonthuis (Cambridge) Biolinguistics and Rule-following

12:00:
Koji Kawahara (York) The Irrelevance of Natural Selection in Language Change

12:30-14:00:
Lunch

14:00:
Jeffrey K. Parrott (Copenhagen) Vestigial Case and the Acquisition of Vocabulary
in Distributed Morphology

14:30:
Yi-An Lin (Cambridge) The Syntactic Acquisition of English-speaking Children
with Specific Language Impairment: A Corpus-based Study

16:00-16.30:
Tea and Coffee Break

16:30-17:30:
Juan Uriagereka (Maryland) Recursion Redux

19:00-late:
Conference Dinner

Friday 4 July

10:00:
Bridget Samuels (Harvard) The Third Factor in Phonology

10:30:
Robert Truswell (Tufts) Constituency Deficits in Bonobo Comprehension of Spoken
English

11:00-11:30:
Tea and Coffee Break

11:30:
Takashi Nakajima (Toyama) Negation Paradox and Logical Nativism

12:00:
George Tsoulas (York) On The Biolinguistics of Truth

12:30:
Martin Edwardes The Metaphor, 'The Group is an Entity', and the Origins of Language

13:00:
Monica Irimia (Toronto) Trying to Grasp Indirect Evidentiality

13:00-14:00:
Lunch

14:00:
Hiroki Narita (Harvard) Reverse-engineering Labels

14:30:
Ljiljana Progovac (Wayne State) Sex and Syntax: Subjacency Revisited

15:00:
Anna Martowicz (Edinburgh) Does Population Size Determine Language Complexity?

15:30:
Carl Ehrett (Northwestern) Can Comparative Pattern Recognition Studies Inform Us
about Language Evolution?

15:30-16:00:
Tea and Coffee Break

16:00-17:00:
Koji Fujita (Kyoto) Recursion, Modularity, and the Evo-Devo of Language

19:00- late:
Ghost Walk in York City Centre
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