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Conference News

Constructive Approaches to Language Evolution Program Update

12 years 10 weeks ago

Due to a cancellation the timetable for the Constructive Approaches to Language Evolution workshop has been changed and will now be starting  20 minutes later at 9.35am. The updated timetable is available at:

Updated Timetable

12 years 10 weeks ago

We have unfortunately had a small number of cancellations from the program and as a result have had to make some adjustments to the timetable. The revised semi-final timetable is available for download here.

Events around Evolang

12 years 11 weeks ago
Just a reminder that in addition to Evolang9 there will be two further evolutionary linguistics events taking place in Japan this month, the Kyoto Conference on Biolinguistics the day before the conference, and the Tokyo Evolutionary Linguistics Forum a few days after it ends. 

Kyoto Conference on Biolinguistics - March 12, 2012, Kyoto

Invited Speakers:
  • Cedric Boeckx (ICREA/University of Barcelona)
  • Denis Bouchard (University of Quebec at Montreal)
  • Naoki Fukui (Sophia University)
  • Massimo Piattelli-Palmarini (University of Arizona)
  • Charles Yang (University of Pennsylvania)
Full details at:

Tokyo Evolutionary Linguistics Forum - March 19, 2012, Tokyo

Invited Speakers:
  • Gabriel Beckers (Max-Planck Institute for Ornithology)
  • Bart de Boer (University of Amsterdam)
  • Johan Bolhuis (Utrecht University)
  • Erica Cartmill (University of Chicago)
  • Russell Gray (University of Auckland)
  • Takashi Ikegami (University of Tokyo)
  • Sean Lee (University of Tokyo)
  • Rafael Núñez (University of california, San Diego)
  • Kazuo Okanoya (University of Tokyo)
  • Irene Pepperberg (Harvard University)
  • Thom Scott-Phillips (University of Edinburgh)
  • Jordan Zlatev (Lund University)
Full details at:

Workshop Timetable and Proceedings.

12 years 12 weeks ago

The workshop programs have finally been confirmed, and the full timetables of all five workshops are now available for download here

Additionally, the workshop proceedings has also been completed, the electronic version of which is available for download here (9mb/pdf). A printed copy of this book will be provided to participants at registration, so please don't feel the need to print a copy of it yourself.

Student Support Applications

12 years 14 weeks ago

The deadline for student support applications has now passed. All applicants should have received a confirmation email in the last few hours. If you applied for student support, but did not receive a confirmation email, please contact me ASAP at

Conference Program

12 years 14 weeks ago

An updated and properly formatted version of the conference program is now available for download here. A printed version of this program will be supplied to participants at registration.

Early Registration Deadline Extension and Preliminary Conference Program

12 years 16 weeks ago

In response to a number of requests for early registration rates following the announcement of workshop paper acceptance, we have decided to extend the deadline for discounted early registration rates until the 10th of February. Additionally, we have decided to release the following preliminary conference program. A more complete and easier to read version will be released shortly.

Plenary Speaker Program Changes

12 years 16 weeks ago

We regret to announce that Prof. Robert Berwick, who was originally scheduled to replace Prof. Noam Chomsky following his cancellation, will unfortunately be unable to join us in Kyoto. After consultation with Professor Chomsky regarding other suitable candidates for this plenary slot, we extended an invitation to Prof. Massimo Piattelli-Palmarini. We are delighted to announce that Prof. Piattelli-Palmarini kindly accepted this invitation, and so will be joining us in Kyoto to give a plenary lecture.

Reminders: Early Registration and Student Support

12 years 17 weeks ago

Just a friendly reminder that there is only about one week left until the end of early registration rates! There rates are significantly discounted so we encourage participants to register as soon as possible.

Also for students wishing to apply for Student Support please do not to neglect to send your full name and the title of your accepted paper to by 10 February 2012. Also please note, support is available for both domestic and international presenters of both oral and poster papers. 

Tokyo Evolutionary Linguistics Forum

12 years 17 weeks ago

We are pleased to announce that on the 19th of March (The monday following Evolang), there will be a small evolutionary linguistics meeting taking place in Tokyo. The event is free to attend and open to Evolang participants and non-participants alike. The event is intended as a venue to allow continued discussions of any interesting issues raised in Kyoto.

Full details available at:

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