Recursion in Human Languages

Daniel L. Everett dlevere at ILSTU.EDU
Thu Mar 22 16:11:18 UTC 2007


I forgot to include the dates! April 27-29

Dan


On Mar 22, 2007, at 10:42 AM, Daniel L. Everett wrote:

> 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
>
> ***
>
> 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
>
>
>

**********************
Daniel L. Everett, Professor of Linguistics, Anthropology, and  
Biological Sciences
and

Chair,
Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures
Campus Box 4300
Illinois State University
Normal, Illinois 61790-4300
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University of Manchester
Manchester, UK
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clearly revealed in those features of human culture that are  
universal rather than in those that are distinctive to this people or  
that is a prejudice that we are not obliged to share... It may be in  
the cultural particularities of people — in their oddities — that  
some of the most instructive revelations of what it is to be  
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