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Workshop Descriptions Added

5 years 32 weeks ago

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. 


Evolang Workshops

5 years 33 weeks ago
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:

Theoretical Linguistics/Biolinguistics
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.

Submission Clarifications

5 years 41 weeks ago

In response to numerous emails received in regards to the paper submission we would like to clarify the following two points:

  1. For 2-page abstracts, please use the same template as for the long papers, but just make them 2 pages long. Additionally, there is no need to include the "abstract" section in 2-page abstracts.
  2. With regards to the timezone of the submission deadline, we had intended for this to be the end of September 8th GMT. However as we have not specified this until now, we will accept submission up until the end of September 8th GMT-11. We regret however that beyond this time no further extension will be possible. 


Co-Located Event: Kyoto Conference on Biolinguistics

5 years 44 weeks ago

We are pleased to announce that on the 12th March, the day before Evolang9, Kyoto will also be hosting a one day conference on Biolinguistics. 

Kyoto Conference on Biolinguistics 

- The Human Language Faculty: Its Design, Development and Evolution -

March 12, 2012, Kyoto

Invited Speakers:
  • Noam Chomsky
  • Cedric Boeckx
  • Charles Yang
  • Naoki Fukui

For more information to be provided in the near future, please visit
http://www.bioling.jp/english/events/ (English)
http://www.bioling.jp/events/ (Japanese)


Submissions Page Open

5 years 46 weeks ago

We are pleased to announce that the paper submission is now possible here

Just as a reminder, authors are limited to one first-authored podium presentation and one first-authored poster per person. There is no limit on second-authored presentations or posters. There are two possible types of submission: Full Papers, which can have a length of between 6 and 8 pages, and Abstracts, which can be up to 2 pages long. Either type of submission can be a talk or a poster.


Conference Poster

5 years 47 weeks ago
The conference poster is now available for download here. Help us to make Evolang9 a success by distributing it to any relevant departments at your institute.



Abstract Submission Deadline Extended

5 years 49 weeks ago

The deadline for submissions has been extended to 8th September, 2011. No submissions will be accepted after that date. All submissions will be peer-reviewed, and authors will be notified of acceptance/rejection in early November.

Authors are limited to one first-authored podium presentation and one first-authored poster per person. There is no limit on second-authored presentations or posters. There are two possible types of submission: Full Papers, which can have a length of between 6 and 8 pages, and Abstracts, which can be up to 2 pages long. Either type of submission can be a talk or a poster.

As with the previous three Evolang conferences, the proceedings will be published by World Scientific. Submissions must be formatting according the following guidelines/stylesheets:
MS Word doc
MS Word pdf
Latex zip archive
Latex pdf
Submissions that do not conform to these guidelines will not appear in the conference proceedings. In particular, please do not change the margins, line spacing, font size, etc.

Any queries regarding submissions can be sent to evolang9@ling.ed.ac.uk.

The submission site is undergoing some final preparations, and will be live in early-August.


Student Support System

5 years 49 weeks ago

The conference organizing committee realizes that the costs involved in attending a conference held in Japan may be prohibitively expensive for many potential student participants. We believe it would be a particular shame if financial constraints prevented students from submitting their own original work for presentation and so wish to do everything possible to reduce the burden on student presenters. Therefore, in addition to the discounted registration rates that will be made available to all students, we would like to announce the availability of a limited pool of funding allocated to directly support students accepted to give either Oral or Poster presentations at the conference. Details will be announced following the notification of paper acceptance, but for now we just wish to let people know that some support will be available.


Final List of Plenary Speakers [Updated]

5 years 49 weeks ago

We are happy to announce the addition of another plenary speakers to the program, Rafael Nunez. The final list of speakers is thus as follows:

Plenary Speakers

  • Noam Chomsky
  • Terrence Deacon
  • Simon Fisher
  • Tetsuro Matsuzawa
  • Jenny Saffran
  • Minoru Asada
  • Simon Kirby
  • Tom Griffiths
  • Cedric Boeckx
  • Russell Gray
  • Rafael Nunez


Russell Gray added as Plenary Speaker

6 years 6 days ago

In addition to the previously announced speakers, we are pleased to announce Russell Gray of the University of Auckland has also agreed to give a plenary lecture at Evolang9. The current list of plenary speakers is therefore as follows:

Plenary Speakers

  • Noam Chomsky
  • Terrence Deacon
  • Simon Fisher
  • Tetsuro Matsuzawa
  • Jenny Saffran
  • Minoru Asada
  • Simon Kirby
  • Tom Griffiths
  • Cedric Boeckx
  • Russell Gray

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