Summer Institute in Cognitive Science: The origins of language

Summer Institute in Cognitive Science: The origins of language. 21-30 June 2010, Montreal: When in human evolution did language appear? Did it appear suddenly or gradually? What were the physiological, cognitive, and social prerequisites of language? The Summer Institute, organized by the Cognitive Science Institute (UQAM, Montreal), the Université René Descartes (Paris) and the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology (Leipzig), will bring together 40 of the world leading specialists of these questions, among which Michael Arbib, Terrence Deacon, Stevan Harnad, Ray Jackendoff, Giacomo Rizzolatti, Duane Rumbaugh, Sue Savage-Rumbaugh, Dan Sperber, Kim Sterelny, Maggie Tallerman, Ian Tattersall, Michael Tomasello, Stephanie White, and David Sloan Wilson.

Presentations from graduate, postgraduate, and faculty members working on the origins of language in any of the following disciplines are welcome: Anthropology, Archaeology, Computer Sciences, Linguistics, Neurosciences, Paleontology, Philosophy, Psychology, or Zoology.

***Registration is mandatory to attend and present a poster at the Summer Institute.

Submissions

Poster abstracts must not exceed 300 words and should be sent attached to an e-mail message containing the following information:

Title of the abstract
Author's name
Affiliation
Discipline (Anthropology, Archaeology, Computer Sciences, Linguistics, Neurosciences, Paleontology, Philosophy, Psychology, or Zoology)
Author's e-mail address and telephone number.

For submission and additional information:
http://www.summer10.isc.uqam.ca

Timetable

Submissions will be accepted from 1 December 2009 to 31 January 2010.
Notifications of acceptance will be sent to authors by 28 February 2010.
 

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