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.
Final Versions Due:
13 January 2012 (Updated)
End of Early Registration:
Student Support Applications:
13-16 March 2012
On March 11 the Tohoku region of Japan was hit by a massive earthquake which caused a tsunami and problems with several nuclear plants. Despite lasting damage to afflicted areas, the venue city of Kyoto is located far from the epicenter and was not directly affected. We therefore do not expect the conference to be affected by this tragic disaster.
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We are pleased to announce that in addition to the main sessions, Evolang9 will host five workshops on the first day of the conference (13th March). The titles and organizers of these workshops are as follows:
Organizers: Roger Martin (Yokohama National University) & Koji Fujita (Kyoto University)
Language and Brain
Organizers: Noriaki Yusa (Miyagi Gakuin Women's University) & Hajime Ono (Kinki University)
Emotion and Language
Organizer: Tomomi Fujimura (ERATO, JST)
Animal Communication and Language Evolution
Organizers: Johan Bolhuis (Utrecht University) & Kazuo Okanoya (University of Tokyo)
Constructive Approaches to Language Evolution
Organizers: Reiji Suzuki (Nagoya University) & Takashi Hashimoto (JAIST)
Detailed workshop descriptions will be announced shortly. Please note the the submission process for workshops is separate from that for the main conference and an official call for papers will be issued in the next few days. The deadline for submissions will be the 13th of January, and results are expected to be notified in late January.