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Evolution of Language Workshop, ANU, 4-6 August 2016

Evolution

Date: 4 August 2014

When: 4-6 August

Where: Engma Room (5019) HC Coombs Building, ANU

Convenors: Kim Sterelny and Simon Greenhill 

Presentations

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Program:

Day One

10-11.15

Heyes
Is language the only innate cognitive module?

11.30-12.45

Bromham
Using tools from biology to understand language evolution: Does similarity of pattern imply shared process?

2.00-3.15

Jablonka
Autobiographical memory as an evolutionary response to narrative-based source confusion

3.30-4.45

Greenhill
Quantifying the tempo and mode of language diversification.

5-6.15

Kirby
The Evolution of Linguistic Structure: where learning, culture and biology meet

Day Two

10-11.15

Evans
Did language evolve in multilingual settings? Lessons from small-scale speech communities

11.30-12.45

Moore
Why Did Humans but Not Apes Acquire Language?

2.00-3.15

Gray & Gavin
The Origins of Language Diversity

3.30-4.45

Downes
Budgie Grammar, FoxP2 and Human Linguistic Uniqueness

 

 

Day Three

9.30-10.45

Planer
Symbolic cognition, metarepresentation, and language 

11-12.15

Spike
The evolution of linguistic rules'

12.15-1.30

Sterelny
The Sender-Receiver Framework & The Evolution of Language


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