3rd Conference
The Evolution of Language
April 3rd - 6th , 2000

Abstracts

 

 

C. Abry, R. Laboissiere
Who's Afraid of the Co-Evolution of Medial and Lateral Cortices for Speech?

I. Appelbaum
Two Conceptions of the Emergence of Phonemic Structure

C. Balkenius, P. Gärdenfors, L. Hall
The Origin of Symbols in the Brain

J. Batali
Negotiating Syntax

D. Bickerton
Foraging versus Social Intelligence in the Evolution of Protolanguage

R. P. Botha
On the Role of Bridge Theories in Accounts of the Evolution of Language

I. Brinck
Attention and the Evolution of Intentional Communication

T. Briscoe
Macro and Micro Models of Linguistic Evolution

S. Bullock
Something to Talk About: Conflict and Coincidence of Interest in the Evolution of Shared Meaning

R. Burling
The Slow Growth of Language in Children

W. H. Calvin
Corticocortical coherence as an enabling step for fluent nested embedding

A. Cangelosi
Evolution of Symbolisation in Chimpanzees and Neural Nets

M. H. Christiansen
Using Artificial Language Learning to Study Language Evolution: Exploring the Emergence of Word Order Universals

M. C. Corballis
Did Language Evolve from Manual Gestures?

T. Crow
Putative Location and Identity of the Gene for Cerebral Asymmetry and Language

R. Damper
Ontogenetic versus Phylogenetic Learning in the Emergence of Phonetic Categories

I. Davidson
Tools, Language and the Origins of Culture

B. de Boer
Studying Language Evolution with Self-Organisation and Phonetics

G. de Pauw, W. Daelemans
Grael, Grammar Adaptation, Evolution and Learning

F. B. de Waal
Language from scratch? Prerequisites shared with monkeys and apes

L. E. DeLisi
The Inheritance of Language Deficits in Schizophrenia: Relationship to the Evolution of Human Linguistic Ability

J-L. Dessalles
Two Stages in the Evolution of Language Use

T. Dickins
A Non-Modular Suggestion about the Origin of Symbols

K. C. Diller
Why Linguists and Anthropologists Should Be Interested in the Aquatic Ape Theory for the Origin of Speech

P. F. Dominey
Evolution of Dissociable Processing of Function vs. Content Words for Syntactic Comprehension

I. Dupanloup de Ceuninck, A. Langaney, L. Excoffier
Correlation between Genetic and Linguistic Differentiation of Human Populations: The Specific Action of Linguistic Boundaries on Gene Flow?

M. R. Ellefson, M. H. Christiansen
The Evolution of Subjacency without Universal Grammar: Evidence from Artificial Language Learning

T. Fitch
Vocal Production in Nonhuman Mammals: Implications for the Evolution of Speech

K. Frankish
Evolving the Linguistic Mind

K. E. Gadelii
Creolization as the Superposing of Functional Structure on Lexical Projections

D. Gil
The Evolution of Syntactic Categories

J. Ginzburg
The Evolution of Communicative Interaction Systems: A Formal Semantics Perspective

S. Harnad
From sensorimotor praxis and pantomime to symbolic propositions

R. Harrison, P. Nystrom
How Can the Study of Limb Preference Be Used to Investigate the Evolutionary Emergence of Language?

B. Heine
The evolution of grammatical structures

J-M. Hombert, C. Li
The Time Scale of Language Evolution

J. R. Hurford
The Roles of Communication and Representation in Language Evolution

I. Igari, T. Ikegami
Modeling Discourse Complexity

C. M. Johnson
The Control of Affective Expression: The Origins of Symbolic Reference

S. Kirby
Language and Adaptation: How Learning and Laziness Compete in the Emergence of Morphosyntax

C. Knight
From 'Nursing Poke' to Syntactical Speech

D. Livingstone
A Modified-Neutral Theory for the Evolution of Linguistic Diversity

C. Long
Saussure and Catastrophe: A Formal Investigation into the Evolution of Word-Combination

P. MacNeilage, B. L. Davis
Two Approaches to the Evolution of Speech: Neo-Darwinism and Generative Phonology

C. Marchello-Nizia
'Grammaticalization' and Evolution of the Grammatical Structure

E. Marsico, C. Coupé, F. Pellegrino
Evaluating the Influence of Language Contact on Lexical Changes

C.M.I. Matthiessen
The Evolution of Language: A Systemic Functional Exploration of Phylogenetic Phases

L. McCune
Grunts: A Gateway to Vocal Communication and Language?

F. J. Newmeyer
Uniformitarian Assumptions and Language Evolution Research

J. Noble
Defining Animal Communication, and Why It Matters for Understanding the Evolution of Language

J. J. Ohala
The Irrelevance of the Lowered Larynx in Modern Man for the Development of Speech

K. Okanoya
Finite-State Syntax in Bengalese Finch Song: From Birdsong to the Origin of Language

E. Palfrey
Immediate Checkability as a Criterion for the Establishment of the Very First Words

M. Patterson, B. M. Bly
Cognitive, Neurobiological, and Evolutionary Links between Language and Memory

E. Perrone
The Emergence of Phonology in a Population of Artificial Agents in Phonetic Naming Game

U. Place
From Icon to Symbol: An Important Transition in the Evolution of Language

E. S. Poloni, N. Ray, S. Schneider, A. Langaney
Languages and Genes: Modes of Transmission Observed through the Analysis of Male-Specific and Female-Specific Genes

A. Popescu-Belis, J. Batali
Incremental Simulations of the Emergence of Grammar: Towards Complex Sentence-Meaning Mappings

G. Radick
Ape Language Experiments: Instruction, Translation, and the Evolutionary Origins of Language

S. Ragir
Communities with Indigenous Sign Languages: Clues to the Dynamics of Language Origins

E. A. Salzen
From Calls to Words: Bridging the Divide

G. Sampson
Language is Not an Instinct

I. Sanders
Human upper airway muscles are uniquely specialized by containing slow tonic muscle, a distinct class of muscle that may have evolved for speech

S. Savage-Rumbaugh
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A. Senghas
Evolution of Grammar: The Grammaticization of Nicaraguan Sign Language by Sequential Iterations of Native Acquisition

J. R. Skoyles
The Singing Origin Theory of Speech

K. Smith
Learners Are Losers: Natural Selection and Learning in the Evolution of Communication

L. Steels, F. Kaplan, A. McIntyre, J. Van Looveren
Crucial Factors in the Origins of Word-Meaning

M. Studdert-Kennedy
Imitation, Phonetic Segments and the Emergence of Self

I. Tellier
Semantic-Drivan Emergence of Syntax: The Principle of Compositionality Upside-Down

H. S. Terrace
Serial expertise and the evolution of language

M. Tomasello
Social cognition and the origins of linguistic communication

B. Tonkes, J. Wiles
Minimally Biased Learners and the Emergence of Compositional Language

R. Vaas
Evolving Language, I-Consciousness and Free Will

M. Verhaegen, S. Munro
The Origin of Phonetic Abilities: A Study of the Comparative Data with Reference to the Aquatic Theory

B. Victorri
The Role of Narration in the Emergence of Human Language

C. Westbury
Just Say No: The Evolutionary and Developmental Significance of Negation in Behavior and Natural Language

T. Wharton
Interjections, Language & the 'Showing'/'Telling' Continuum

H. Wode
The Contribution of Speech Perception for the Evolution of the Capacity for Phonological Systems in Homo Sapiens

R. Worden
The Co-evolution of Language and Emotion

A. Wray
A Protolanguage with No Declaratives and No Names

H. Yamauchi
Can the Baldwin Effect Really Explain the Evolution of LAD?

T. W. Zawidzki
Culture vs. Propositional Thought as 'Missing Link' in the Evolution of Language

W. H. Zuidema, P. Hogeweg
Social Patterns Guide Evolving Grammars

  

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