19.3779, Confs: Cognitive Science, Neuroling, Psycholing, Socioling/Canada

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Subject: 19.3779, Confs: Cognitive Science, Neuroling, Psycholing, Socioling/Canada

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Date: 08-Dec-2008
From: Guillaume Chicoisne < chicoisne.guillaume at uqam.ca >
Subject: The Origins of Language - Summer Institute 2010


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Date: Wed, 10 Dec 2008 11:46:35
From: Guillaume Chicoisne [chicoisne.guillaume at uqam.ca]
Subject:  The Origins of Language - Summer Institute 2010

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The Origins of Language - Summer Institute 2010 

Date: 21-Jun-2010 - 30-Jun-2010 
Location: Montreal, Quebec, Canada 
Contact: Nicole Richard 
Contact Email: summer10.isc at uqam.ca 
Meeting URL: http://www.summer10.isc.uqam.ca 

Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science; Neurolinguistics; Psycholinguistics;

Meeting Description: 

The Cognitive Science Institute of the Université du Québec à Montréal is
pleased to launch the program of its third Summer Institute which will bear
on the Origins of language and will take place at UQAM (Montreal, Canada) in
June 2010. The program is on the web site of the Summer institute at the
following address:

Detailed Program Available Here: 

Opening Session - Public Conference
(Monday, June 21st 2010)

What Is Language?

1. Introduction
Tuesday June 22nd 2010

Historical Debates and Experiments
Henri Cohen
Université René Descartes, Paris

The Origin of Language in Eighteenth-Century Philosophy
Sylvain Auroux
École Normale Supérieure - Lettres Sciences Humaines

Biological Evolution
David Sloan Wilson
Binghamton University

Genetics of Language
Karin Stromswold
Rutgers University

The Evolution of Language
Maggie Tallerman
University Of Newcastle

2. Animal Communication and Language
Wednesday June 23rd 2010

Animal Communication
Stephanie White
University of California at Los Angeles

Primate Communication
Klaus Zuberbühler
University Of St Andrews

What Has Ape Language Research Taught Us About Human Language?
Duane M. Rumbaugh and E. Sue Savage-Rumbaugh
Great Ape Trust Research Center and The Language Research Center, Des Moines, Iowa

Ape Gesture and the Origins of Language in Dynamic Systems Perspectives
Barbara King
College of William and Mary

Cognitive Determinants of Language
Pierre Jacob
Institut Jean Nicod, Paris

Sound Patterns and Conceptual Content of the First Words
Peter Macneilage
University of Texas, Austin

3. Embodiment of Language
     (Thursday June 24th 2010)

Anatomical Determinants of Speech and Language
Angela Friederici
MPI for Human Cognitive and Brain Science, Leipzig

Prediction of the Ability of Reconstituted Vocal Tracts of Fossils to Produce
Speech: Ontogenetic and Polygenetic Considerations for Origin of Speech
Louis-Jean Boë
Institut National Polytechnique De Grenoble, Université Stendhal, Musée National
d'Histoire Naturelle

Brain Evolution
Terrence Deacon
Harvard University

Brain Lateralization and the Emergence of Language
Nathalie Tzourio-Mazoyer
Université De Caen

Mice, Chimpanzees and the Molecular Basis of Speech
Wolfgang Enard
MPI EVA, Leipzig

Mirror Neurons,
Giacomo Rizzolatti
Universita Degli Studi Di Parma

4. Anthropological Perspectives
Friday June 25th 2010

Paleontological Foundations of Language 1
Ian Tattersall
American Museum of Natural History

Paleontological Foundations of Language 2
Jean-Jacques Hublin
MPI EVA, Leipzig

Language and Material Culture: Relating the Middle Stone Age in Southern Africa
to the Origins of Language
Christopher Henshilwood
University Of Witwatersrand, South Africa, And University Of Bergen, Norway

Cognitive Capacities of Fossil Hominids
Francesco D'Errico
CNRS, Paris

Populations and Languages
Jean-Marie Hombert
Université De Lyon 2

Day Off
Saturday June 26th 2010

5. Philosophical, Social and Psychological Perspectives
Sunday June 27th 2010

Philosophical View Points on the Origins of Language
Kim Sterelny
Victoria University of Wellington

A Pragmatic Account of the Origin of Language
Dan Sperber
CNRS, Paris

Co-Evolution of Language and Culture
William Durham
Stanford University

Origins of Human Communication
Michael Tomasello
MPI EVA, Leipzig

On The Origins of Meaning
James Hurford
University Of Edinburgh

6. Theories of Language Origin
Monday June 28th 2010

Cognitive and Social Aspects of Language Origins
Alan Barnard
University Of Edinburgh

Musical Proto-Language: Darwin's Theory of Language
W. Tecumseh Fitch
University Of St Andrews

Symbol Grounding and the Origin of Language
Stevan Harnad
Université Du Québec À Montréal

Gestural Theory
Michael Corballis
University Of Auckland

On The Nature of Linguistic Computations
Luigi Rizzi
University Of Siena

7. Computational Modeling of Language
Tuesday June 29th 2010

Framework for the Evolution of Language
Simon Kirby
University Of Edinburgh

Evolution of Language Learnability
Morten Christiansen
Cornell University

How Language Emerges in Situated Embodied Interactions
Luc Steels
Free University of Brussels

Artificial Life Modeling of Language Evolution
Domenico Parisi
CNR, Rome

Mirror Systems: Evolving Imitation and the Bridge from Praxis to Language
Michael Arbib
University Of Southern California

8. Linguistic Perspectives
Wednesday June 30th 2010

What do Linguists have to Say about the Evolution of Language?
Bernard Comrie
MPI EVA, Leipzig

On The Origin of Grammar
Bernd Heine
University Of Cologne / Universität Köln

On the Relevance of Pidgins and Creoles in the Debate on Language Origins
Claire Lefebvre
Université Du Québec À Montréal

Arbitrary Signs and the Emergence of Language
Denis Bouchard
Université Du Québec À Montréal

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