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.
Download the poster here.
What is the single most important recent advance in Evolutionary Linguistics?
In Kyoto Celia Alba and Oriol Borrega conducted interviews with a number of participants asking what they considered "is the single most important advance in the field in the last few years?" The video is of these interviews is now online with answers from Cedric Boeckx, Simon Kirby, Massimo Piattelli-Palmarini, Kazuo Okanoya, Simon Fisher, Anna Maria di Sciullo, Antonio Benítez-Burraco, Charles Yang, Lluís Barceló i Coblijn, Koji Fujita, Víctor Longa, Jenny Saffran, Aritz Irurtzun, Joana Rosselló, Mauricio Martins, Bart de Boer, Denis Bouchard, Russell Gray, and James Hurford.
Check it out at http://sintaxi.debutxaca.com/