from month 12/2011

Why are some languages more regular than others?

Many years ago, I did anthropological fieldwork among the Dorze of Southern Ethiopia. Since no grammar of the Dorze language was available, I had to find out what were its basic morphological and syntactic rules. The good news was that once I had identified a rule, I could apply across the board: ...

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Conference on Social Cognition, Engagement and the Second-Person Perspective

Interdisciplinary Conference, University of Cologne (Germany), May 25-27, 2012 on Social Cognition, Engagement and the Second-Person Perspective. Deadline for poster submission: March 1st, 2012 What are the psychological processes and neural mechanisms enabling social cognition? How might social ...

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Summer Course on “Problems of the Self”, CEU, Budapest, June 25-July 5, 2012

Summer Course on "Problems of the Self", CEU, Budapest, June 25-July 5, 2012. Application deadline: February 15, 2012 Brief Course Description: The course aims to present the state of the art in research on the self from philosophy, psychology, cognitive neuroscience, sociology, and ...

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Middle childhood: Evolutionary and cross-cultural perspectives

An interesting special issue of Human Nature (22/3, Sept. 2011) on middle childhood: From Benjamin C. Campbell’s Introduction: “Middle childhood is recognized by developmental psychologists as a distinct developmental stage between early childhood and adolescence, defined by ...

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PhD studentships in Cognitive Science at the CEU, Budapest

PhD studentships are available for the doctoral program in Cognitive Science at Central European University (CEU), Budapest, Hungary. Application deadline: 25 January 2012. The Department of Cognitive Science at CEU invites applications for doctoral student positions starting in September 2012. ...

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Summer school on Theories of Communication in Riga (July 2012)

There will be an International Summer School at the University of Latvia, Riga, 8-18 July 2012, on the theme: Theories of Communication. What linguistic knowledge and interpretive mechanisms are required to explain the phenomena of inferential communication? Should we favour an explanation rooted ...

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