LINGUIST List 26.2721

Tue Jun 02 2015

Calls: Anthropological Ling, Cog Sci, Genetic Classification, Historical Ling, Lang Doc/USA

Editor for this issue: Anna White <awhitelinguistlist.org>


Date: 02-Jun-2015
From: Christine Cuskley <ccuskleygmail.com>
Subject: 11th International Conference on the Evolution of Language
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Full Title: 11th International Conference on the Evolution of Language
Short Title: EvoLang 11

Date: 21-Mar-2016 - 24-Mar-2016
Location: New Orleans, LA, USA
Contact Person: Christine Cuskley
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://www.usm.edu/gulfcoast/evolang-2016/call-papers

Linguistic Field(s): Anthropological Linguistics; Cognitive Science; Genetic Classification; Historical Linguistics; Language Documentation

Call Deadline: 04-Sep-2015

Meeting Description:

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.

Call for Papers:

The 11th International Conference on the Evolution of Language (New Orleans, March 21 -24, 2016) invites substantive contributions relating to the evolution of human language. Submissions may be in any relevant discipline, including, but not limited to, anthropology, archeology, artificial life, biology, cognitive science, genetics, linguistics, modeling, paleontology, physiology, primatology, and psychology. Normal standards of academic excellence apply.

Submitted papers should aim to make clear their own substantive claim, relating this to relevant scientific literature, and briefly setting out the method by which the claim is substantiated, the nature of the relevant data, and/or the core of the theoretical argument concerned. Submissions may be theory-based, but empirical studies should not rest on preliminary results.

All submissions are refereed by at least three relevant referees, and acceptance is based on a scoring scheme pooling the reports of the referees. In recent conferences, the acceptance rate has been about 50%. Notification of acceptance will be given by 6 November.

Submissions can be made (by September 4) both for podium presentations (20 minutes plus 10 minutes for discussion) and for poster presentations. For further details on the conference including detailed submission instructions and templates, see http://www.usm.edu/gulfcoast/evolang-2016/call-papers



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