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                      EVOLUTION OF LANGUAGE:
               Fourth International Conference, 2002.

                        Harvard University

             Wednesday March 27th --- Saturday March 30th.

This is the fourth conference in the series, continuing from
Edinburgh/1996, London/1998, and Paris/2000.

Website for this conference:

Local Organizer: Tecumseh Fitch (Harvard University)


Marc Hauser (Harvard University)
Ray Jackendoff (Brandeis University)


Papers are solicited on all aspects of the origin and evolution of
language, from any relevant discipline, including Anthropology,
Archaeology, Artificial Intelligence, Biology, Cognitive Science,
Ethology, Genetics, Linguistics, Neuroscience, Palaeontology, and
Psychology.  It is anticipated that papers will be presented in 25
minutes, with 5 minutes for discussion.  Papers will be accepted on the
basis of submitted abstracts, refereed by independent assessors.  Some
papers not accepted as talks will be accepted as posters.


Deadline: October 31st, 2001.

Length limit: 1 single page, with reasonable margins (at least 1 inch (2.5cm)
all round, in print no smaller than 10pt, and preferably larger)

Format: A MSWord.doc file, modified from the template downloadable from
the website (see above).

Submission: Electronically --- attach your MSWord formatted abstract to
an email message sent to evolang2002 at .  Do not attempt to
include your abstract in the body of your message.


Further information, about added plenary speakers, accommodation,
conference fees, etc. will be forthcoming from time to time.  If this
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Organizing Committee:
Bernard Comrie (Max Planck Institute, Leipzig)
Jean-Louis Dessalles (Ecole Nationale Superieure des Telecommunications, Paris)
Tecumseh Fitch (Harvard University)
James R Hurford (University of Edinburgh)
Chris Knight (University of East London)
Alison Wray (Cardiff University)
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