Thursday, January 19, 2012

Biolinguistics in Japan

The website for the Biolinguistics Project, Japan is here:

Please visit for information about biolinguistic events in Kyoto this March:

Kyoto Conference on Biolinguistics
- The Human Language Faculty: Its Design, Development and Evolution -
 March 12, Monday, 2012, 10am – 6pm
Shirankaikan Inamori Hall, Kyoto University, Medical School Area
Yoshida Konoe-cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-8501, Japan [ access map ]

Special Lectures
Cedric Boeckx (ICREA/University of Barcelona) Clarifying the Content of the Third Factor in Language Design
Denis Bouchard (University of Quebec at Montreal) Solving the UG Problem
Naoki Fukui (Sophia University) Merge and (A)symmetry
Massimo Piattelli-Palmarini (University of Arizona) (in collaboration with Juan Uriagereka and David Medeiros) Steps towards the Physics of Language
Charles Yang (University of Pennsylvania) Toward a Natural History of Language

Following KCB, EVOLANG IX will be held at Campus Plaza Kyoto on March 13-16, 2012. There will be five workshops on the first day, two of them co-organized by the Biolinguistics Project Japan:
 Theoretical Linguistics/Biolinguistics
Invited Speakers:
  • Cedric Boeckx & Youngmi Jeong
  • Denis Bouchard
  • Anna Maria Di Sciullo
  • Angel Gallego
  • Koji Sugisaki
Organizers: Roger Martin (Yokohama National University) & Koji Fujita (Kyoto University)
Contact Address:
Language and Brain
Invited Speakers:
  • Michael A. Arbib (University of Southern California):  Evolving the Direct Path in Praxis as a Bridge to Duality of Patterning in Language
  • Stefano F. Cappa (Vita-Salute University and San Raffaele Scientific Institute):  Imaging Syntax and Semantics in the Brain
Organizers: Noriaki Yusa (Miyagi Gakuin Women’s University) & Hajime Ono (Kinki University)
Contact Address:

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Biolinguistics Initiative Barcelona

Be sure to check out the new website for the Biolinguistics Initiative Barcelona: