LINGUIST List 32.2107

Fri Jun 18 2021

Media: Rewatch Protolang 6, Lisbon

Editor for this issue: Everett Green <>

Date: 16-Jun-2021
From: nathalie gontier <>
Subject: Rewatch Protolang 6, Lisbon
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A selection of recorded talks given at Protolang 6 that was held in Lisbon are now available at or directly on AppEEL's YouTube channel at

More info on Protolang 7 that is coming up in September 2021 is available at

About Protolang
The Protolang conference series creates an interdisciplinary platform for scholarly discussion on the origins of symbolic communication distinctive of human beings.
The thematic focus of Protolang is on delineating the genetic, anatomical, neuro-cognitive, socio-cultural, semiotic, symbolic and ecological requirements for evolving (proto)language. Sign use, tools, cooperative breeding, pointing, vocalisation, intersubjectivity, bodily mimesis, planning and navigation are among many examples of such possible factors through which hominins have gained a degree of specificity that is not found in other forms of animal communication and cognition.
We aim at identifying the proximate and ultimate causes as well as the mechanisms by which these requirements evolved; evaluating the methodologies, research tools and simulation techniques; and enabling extended and vigorous exchange of ideas across disciplinary borders.

Linguistic Field(s): Linguistic Theories

Subject Language(s): English (eng)

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