LINGUIST List 23.2755

Mon Jun 18 2012

Calls: Biolinguisitcs, Primate Communication, Cog Sci, Discipline of Ling/Portugal

Editor for this issue: Alison Zaharee <>

Date: 18-Jun-2012
From: Nathalie Gontier <>
Subject: From Grooming to Speaking
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Full Title: From Grooming to Speaking
Date: 10-Sep-2012 - 12-Sep-2012 Location: Lisbon, Portugal Contact Person: Nathalie Gontier
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:
Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science; Discipline of Linguistics; Linguistic Theories

Other Specialty: Biolinguistics, Primate Communication

Call Deadline: 30-Jun-2012

Meeting Description:

The Centre for Philosophy of Science of the Faculty of Science of the Portuguese University of Lisbon is organizing a 3-day international colloquium entitled 'From Grooming to Speaking: Recent Trends in Social Primatology and Human Ethology', on September 10-12, 2012.

(Note: Due to wide interest, we added an additional day to the program, so the conference will be held from September 10-12, 2012.)

Plenary Talks:

Johan Bolhuis, Constança Carvalho & Luis Vicente, Augusta Gaspar, Nathalie Gontier, Mary Lee Jensvold, Simone Pika, Tim Racine, Jeroen Stevens, Jordan Zlatev

Abstracts of the talks are now available online.

Conference Website:

Organizing Committee:

Nathalie Gontier (chair), Dutch Free University of Brussels, BelgiumOlga Pombo, Center for Philosophy of Science, University of Lisbon, Portugal

2nd Call for Papers:

Deadline for submissions is June 30, 2012.

We call for primatologists, ethologists, anthropologists, sociobiologists, evolutionary, cognitive and comparative psychologists, biolinguists, evolutionary linguists, bio-ethicists, philosophers and historians of science, to provide talks on:

1. Historical reviews on the introduction and use of primate studies to acquire knowledge on the origin and evolution of communication and language2. Methodologies of primate communication and language research3. Theories on primate communication and the evolution of language4. Ethical issues in social primatology and human ethology

Abstracts can be sent to Ricardo Santos:

The author of the best abstract will be awarded a Springer Book Voucher for the worth of 180 euro (200 USD). And a selection of talks will be published in an anthology for the Springer Book Series 'Interdisciplinary Evolution Research'.

Scientific Committee:

Rod Bennison, Rudie Botha, Massimiliano L. Cappuccio, Daniel Dor, Luc Faucher, Nathalie Gontier (chair), David Leavens, Robert Lickliter, Jorge M.L. Marques da Silva, Mark Nelissen, Eugenia Ramirez Goicoechea, Emanuele Serrelli, Chris Sinha, James Steele, Ian Tattersall, Natalie Uomini, Arie Verhagen, Luis Vicente

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