Saturday, February 6, 2010

JAIST International Seminar on the Emergence and Evolution of Linguistic Communication

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JAIST-EELC2010 is an international seminar on the Emergence and Evolution of Linguistic Communication. It will be held in Kyoto, sponsored by Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology under the joint auspices of the Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research on Innovative Areas "The study on the neural dynamics for understanding communication in terms of complex hetero systems".

10-12 March 2010 inclusive
Campus Plaza Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan
Free to participate

Program (tentative)

3/10 (Wed)

13:00-13:10Opening remarks
13:10-14:40"BioLinguistics: A comparative approach"
Tecumseh Fitch (U Wien)
14:55-16:25"Biolinguistic minimalism and language evolution"
Koji Fujita (Kyoto U)
16:25-16:55Coffee Break
16:55-18:25"Prosody and recursion in primate vocalizations"
Didier Demolin (ULB)

3/11 (Thu)

09:30-11:00"Meaning coordination, semantic construals, and bodily action: implication for language evolution"
Rafael Núñez (UC San Diego)
11:30-13:00"Constructive approach to language evolution"
Takashi Hashimoto (JAIST)
14:30-16:00"The human language faculty evolving"
Cedric Boeckx (ICREA/UAB)
16:30-18:00"Cognitive mechanism of language and cultural evolution"
Yoshihisa Nakamura (Kanazawa U)

3/12 (Fri)

09:30-11:00"Biological preadaptations for language"
Kazuo Okanoya (RIKEN BSI)
11:15-13:15Panel discussion
13:15-13:25Closing remarks

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