The 9th International Conference on the Evolution of Language (Evolang IX) will be held in the historical city of Kyoto, Japan, from the 13th to 16th of March 2012.
Research excellence was again reflected by the breadth and depth of oral and poster research presentations at this year’s conference. The Interaction Studies Award is awarded to the presenter of the best poster research presentation at the conference. This year’s winners were Dr. Rishiraj Saha Roy, Dr. Monojit Choudhury, and Dr. Kalika Bali. Dr. Roy for their highly innovative study "Are Web Search Queries an Evolving Protolanguage?".
Congratulations Dr. Roy, Dr. Choudhury, and Dr Bali!
The prize is gratefully supported by the publisher John Benjamins.
The Hurford Prize is awarded to the presenter of the best student oral presentation at EVOLANG IX. The winner is Ms. Tessa Verhoef. She won the prize for her excellent and stimulating presentation of "Holistic or Synthetic Protolanguage: Evidence from Iterated Learning of Whistled Signals", co-authored with Dr. Bart de Boer and Dr. Simon Kirby.
Kudos to Tessa!
This prize is kindly supported by Oxford University Press.