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Wed Jun 18 1997

Confs: Evolution of Language

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Message 1: Evolution of Language Conference

Date: Tue, 17 Jun 1997 11:09:51 EDT
From: C. Arthur <C.J.Arthuruel.ac.uk>
Subject: Evolution of Language Conference



CONFERENCE: THE EVOLUTION OF LANGUAGE

LONDON APRIL 6-9 1998

ORGANISED BY: Professor Jean Aitchison (Oxford University), Professor
Jim Hurford (Department of Linguistics, University of Edinburgh) and
Dr. Chris Knight (Department of Sociology, University of East London).

This will be the second conference in a series concerned with the
evolutionary emergence of speech. From a wide range of disciplines, we
seek to attract researchers willing to integrate their perspectives
with those of modern Darwinism.

FOCUSED THEMES:
- From Proto-Language to Language
- Modelling Language Evolution

SPEAKERS WILL INCLUDE: Derek Bickerton (Hawaii), Paul Bloom (Arizona),
Luigi Cavalli- Sforza (Stanford), Robin Dunbar (Liverpool), Dean Falk
(New York), Philip Lieberman (Brown), Bjorn Lindblom (Stockholm), John
Maynard-Smith (Sussex), Frederick Newmeyer (Washington), Johanna
Nichols (Berkeley), Michael Studdert-Kennedy (Haskins Labs).


PLEASE SEND YOUR 500-WORD ABSTRACT (DEADLINE OCTOBER 1ST, 1997) TO:

Dr. Chris Knight, Department of Sociology, University of East London,
Longbridge Road, Dagenham, Essex RM8 2AS, UK,

OR BY EMAIL TO:

C.Knightuel.ac.uk
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