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.
We regret to announce that Prof. Noam Chomsky has sadly been forced to cancel his scheduled plenary talk as a result of unforeseen circumstances. We have therefore followed his suggestion and invited his colleague and friend Prof. Robert Berwick to take his place. Prof. Berwick has kindly accepted this invitation, and it is therefore our great pleasure to announce that he will be joining us to give a plenary lecture at Evolang 9.
The official workshop call for papers has been released and is available here. In addition to the previously announced submission dates, the call for papers includes details on the submission format and which workshops will be holding open call for papers.
Following a number of requests, we have added a map showing some of the accommodations options near the conference venue to the Practical Information page. Please be aware that Kyoto is a tourist destination, so there are many options accomodation options available, but mid-March is in the tourist season so we advise participants to book accommodation in well in advance of the conference.
We are pleased to announce that the deadline for workshops submissions has been extended until the 13th of January, and that the deadline for early-bird registration rates has also been extended until the end of January.
The majority of international participants attending the conference will not need to arrange a visa before entering Japan, but to confirm please check that your country is included in this list of visa exempt countries. For those participants who do require a visa and who are nationals of China, Russia, NIS countries or the Philippines please see this page detailing the special procedures required to apply for a Japanese visa.
We are pleased to announce that the Evolang9 registration site is now open at the address below:
Regular: 40,000JPY (30,000JPY Early Rate)
Student: 20,000JPY (15,000JPY Early Rate)
Regular: 20,000JPY (15,000JPY Early Rate)
Student: 10,000JPY (7,000JPY Early Rate)
In addition to the conference, participants have the option to register for the conference dinner (Regular 8,000JPY, Student 5,000JPY) held at a traditional Japanese restaurant and for the conference excursion (6,000JPY) which will be held on the afternoon of the 3rd day of the conference.
In our previous notice the contact address for student support applications was mistakenly listed as email@example.com rather than firstname.lastname@example.org. If you sent an application to the originally listed address we therefore must ask you to resend it. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.
The descriptions for the workshops on the first day of the conference have been added to the workshop page. Where applicable, the deadline for submission of workshop papers will be the 30th of December, with results notified in early January. Submission instructions will be announced shortly.