15.3356, Confs: Language Acquisition/Essen, Germany

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Subject: 15.3356, Confs: Language Acquisition/Essen, Germany                                                                                                                                                                     

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Date: 28-Nov-2004
From: Louise Röska-Hardy < louise.roeska-hardy at uni-dortmund.de >
Subject: Language, Nature and Culture: Innate or Acquired? 
 

	
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Date: Wed, 01 Dec 2004 16:45:54
From: Louise Röska-Hardy < louise.roeska-hardy at uni-dortmund.de >
Subject: Language, Nature and Culture: Innate or Acquired? 
 

Language, Nature and Culture: Innate or Acquired? 

Date: 06-Dec-2004 - 07-Dec-2004 
Location: Essen, Germany 
Contact: Monika Wühle 
Contact Email: monika.wuehle at kwi-nrw.de 
Meeting URL: http://www.kwi-nrw.de

Linguistic Field(s): Language Acquisition 

Meeting Description: 

The conference will investigate issues of nativism with respect to first
language acquisition, biology and culture. 

Program
Monday, December 6, 2004, 1.00 p.m.

Session I: First Language Acquisition
speakers:
Prof. Dr. Elena Lieven (Max Planck Institute-EVA, Leipzig/Manchester)
''Constructing language: the interplay between creativity and input''
Prof. Dr. Harald Clahsen (Essex) 
''Distinct patterns of language impairment in Down Syndrome, William
Syndrome, and SLI''
commentators: 
PD Dr. Hilke Elsen (München)
Dr. Michael Thomas (Birkbeck College/University College London) 

Public Lecture 6.15 p.m.:
Prof. Dr. Wilhelm Grießhaber (Münster) 
''Sprache und Spracherwerb - im Spannungsfeld theoretischer Konzepte und
empirischer Forschung''

Tuesday, December 7, 2004, 9.00 a.m.

Session II: Biological Endowment and Environment
speakers:
Prof. Dr. Hans-Rainer Duncker (Gießen)
''Evolutionary changes in body and behavior: Prerequisites for the
development of society, language and culture in humans''
Prof. Dr. Hans-Werner Bothe (Münster)
''Freedom of will as an issue beyond modern brain research and 
neuromedicine''
commentators:
Prof. Dr. Dieter Sturma (Duisburg-Essen)
PD Dr. Mathias Gutmann (Marburg)

Session III: Culture and Modularity
speakers:
Prof. Dr. Dan Sperber (CRNS/Institut Jean Nicod, Paris) 
''Culture and modularity''
Dr. Malinda Carpenter (Max Planck Institute-EVA, Leipzig) 
''Understanding and sharing intentions: the origins of cultural cognition''
commentators:
Prof. Dr. Daniel Andler (Université de Paris-Sorbonne/Ecole normale supérieure)
Prof. Dr. Richard Samuels (King's College, London)





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