Recursion in Human Languages

Daniel L. Everett dlevere at ILSTU.EDU
Thu Mar 22 15:42:58 UTC 2007


Folks,

The final program for the conference Recursion in Human Languages,  
the first conference on this subject, is attached below. Online  
registration for the conference  can be done at:  http:// 
www.peopleware.net/index.cfm? 
siteCode=2390&eventDisp=107recurs&CFID=6447358&CFTOKEN=81329298


Bloomington-Normal airport is a 20 minute flight from O'Hare or  
Midway airports in Chicago and the ISU campus can be reached also by  
Amtrak (5 times daily) or car (123 miles) from Chicago.

Dan Everett

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Recursion in Human Languages

Final Schedule



0900

Aravind Joshi, Penn: 'Does recursion in language work the same way as  
in formal systems?'


1000

COFFEE


1015

Hans-Joerg Tiede & Lawrence Stout, Illinois Wesleyan University:  
'Recursion, infinity, and modeling'


1050

Arie Verhagen, University of Leiden: 'What do you think is the proper  
location of recursion? An empirical
exploration'


1125

D. Terence Langendoen, National Science Foundation & University of  
Arizona: 'Are human languages transrecursive?'


1200

Ljiljana Progovac, Wayne State University: 'Grammar without  
recursion: implications for evolutionary studies'


1235

LUNCH


1335

Simon Levy, Washington & Lee University: 'Becoming recursive'


1410

Ritva Laury, University of Helsinki, & Tsuyoshi Ono, University of  
Alberta: 'Recursion in conversation: what speakers of Finnish and  
Japanese know how to do"


1445

Anna Parker, University of Edinburgh: 'Was recursion the key step in  
the evolution of the human language faculty?'


1520

COFFEE


1535

Robert Futrelle, Northeastern University: 'Recursion in animal  
behavior: the origin of recursion in human language'



1610

Amy Perfors, Josh Tennenbaum, Terry Regier, MIT: ' Hierarchical  
phrase structure and recursion: A Bayesian exploration of learnability'


1645 - 1745

Marianne Mithun, UCSB: A typology of recursion



SATURDAY, April 28



0900

Edward Gibson, MIT: Processing Recursive Structures


1000

COFFEE


1015

Jeanette Sakel & Eugenie Stapert, University of Manchester: 'Possible  
markers of embedding in Pirahã: evidence for
recursion?'


1050

Eva Juarros-Daussá, University at Buffalo, SUNY: 'Lack of recursion  
in the lexicon: the two-argument restriction'


1125

Jan Koster, University of Groningen: 'Recursion and the lexicon'


1200

Fred Karlsson, University of Helsinki: 'Empirically motivated  
constraints on clausal recursion'

1235

LUNCH


1335

Alec Marantz, New York University: Recursion in Morphology


1435

Yury Lander, Institute for Oriental Studies, Moscow, & Alexander  
Letuchiny, Russian State University for the
Humanities: 'Kinds of recursion in Adyghe morphology'



1510

Yoad Winter, Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study: 'Recursion in  
the semantics of coordination'


1545

Harry Howard, Tulane University: 'Recursion and the computational  
modeling of prefrontal cortex'


1620

Bart Hollebrandse, University of Groningen, & Thomas Roeper,  
University of Massachusetts: 'Recursion and propositional exclusivity'


1655

Michael Wagner, Cornell University: 'Prosody and recursion in  
coordinate structures and beyond'


1730

COFFEE


1745

Laszlo Hunyadi, University of Debrecen, Hungary: 'Cognitive grouping  
and prosodic recursion'


1820 - 1920

D. Robert Ladd, Edinburgh: What would 'recursion' mean in phonology?



SUNDAY, April 29



0900

Daniel L. Everett, ISU: Cultural constraints on recursion


1000

Coffee and snacks


1020

Damir Cavar & Malgorzata E. Cavar, University of Zadar, Croatia:  
'Inducing recursion'


1055

Vitor Zimmerer & Rosemary Varley, University of Sheffield: 'Recursive  
syntax in patients with severe agrammatism'


1130

James Rogers, Earlham College, & Marc Hauser, Harvard University:  
'Potential distinguishing characteristics and human
aural pattern recognition'


1205

COFFEE



1220

Peter Harder, University of Copenhagen: ' Over the top: recursion as  
a functional option'



1255

Geoffrey K. Pullum, UCSC: Recursion and the infinitude claim


1355

CONFERENCE ENDS



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