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9.30-10.00 Opening remarks
Jaume Bertranpetit (ICREA Director)
M.Antònia Martí (Chair, Department of General Linguistics, UB)
Cedric Boeckx (ICREA/UB, symposium convener)
10.00-11.00 Adaptationist and exaptationist hypothesis in Biolinguistics: Beyond the roadblock
W.Tecumseh Fitch (U.Vienna)
11.00-11.30 Coffee break
11.30-12.30 Emotion as a source of complexity in animal vocalizations
Kazuo Okanoya (U.Tokyo)
12.30-13.30 Molecular windows into language: The view from FOXP2
Sonja Vernes (Max Planck, Nijmegen)
13.30-16.00 Lunch break
16.00-17.00 Brain form and brain function: Paleoneurological perspectives on the evolution of language
Emiliano Bruner (CENIEH, Burgos)
17.00-18.00 Neanderthal paleogenomics, FOXP2 and the origin of language
Carles Lalueza-Fox (U.Pompeu Fabra)
18.00-18.30 Coffee break
18.30-19.30 The ontogeny and phylogeny of language
Charles Yang (U.Pennsylvania)
9.00-10.00 Cerebral correlates of constituent structures
Christophe Pallier (CNRS/INSERM-CEA, Paris)
10.00-11.00 Variations on the recursive signal
Douglas Saddy (U.Reading)
11.00-11.30 Coffee break
11.30-12.30 Neurophysiological mechanisms involved in language learning in adults
Antoni Rodríguez-Fornells (ICREA/U.Barcelona)
12.30-13.30 Phrasal prosody and word frequency bootstrap word order: A cross-linguistic study in adults and prelexical infants
Judit Gervain (CNRS, U.Paris Descartes)
13.30-15.00 Lunch break
15.00-16.00 Poster presentations
16.00-17.00 Can cultural evolution explain why language has structure?
Simon Kirby (U.Edinburgh)
17.00-18.00 Explaining the origins of grammatical agreement
Luc Steels (ICREA/U.Pompeu Fabra)
[joint work with Katrien Beuls (VU Brussels)]
18.00-18.30 Coffee break
18.30-19.30 The ecophysics of language change
Ricard Solé (ICREA/U.Pompeu Fabra; Santa Fe Insitute)
9.00-10.00 The hands that rocked the cradle of language
Koji Fujita (U.Kyoto)
10.00-11.00 The emergence of form in a new sign language
Wendy Sandler (U.Haifa)
11.00-11.30 Coffee break
11.30-12.30 Mechanisms of language acquisition as revealed by artificial language learning experiments
Luca Bonatti (ICREA/U.Pompeu Fabra)
12.30-13.30 The dorsal pathway as the interface between attention and language during language
Ruth de Diego Balaguer (ICREA/U.Barcelona)
13.30-15.30 Lunch break
15.30-17.30 Roundtable
Toni Gomila (U.Balearic Islands)
Albert Bastardas (U.Barcelona, ICREA Academia program)
Joana Rosselló (U.Barcelona)
Kleanthes K. Grohmann (U.Cyprus)
17.30 Reception, Sala de Professors, Josep Carner Building, 5th floor
Posters will be displayed Tuesday afternoon, from 15:00 to 16:00. Here is the complete list of titles and presenters.
Six maladaptive traits of natural language
Aritz Irurtzun (CNRS-IKER)
Limitations of pathology-specific hypotheses: Evidence from argument structure
Silvia Martínez Ferreiro (Pompeu Fabra University & University of Novi Sad)
Does ABSL lack Duality of Patterning?
Celia Alba (Pompeu Fabra University) & Joana Rosselló (University of Barcelona)
Counting as a language offshoot
Jeroni Tutusaus Roca (University of Barcelona)
The primitives of Universal Grammar: Program analysis of parametric dependencies
Evelina Leivada (University of Barcelona)
Broca's area, brain pathways and linearization
Anna Martínez Álvarez (University of Barcelona)
Grammaticalizing pointing: The origin of indexicality
Txuss Martín (Durham University) & Wolfram Hinzen (Durham University)
Sources of biolinguistic variation
Lluis Barceló-Coblijn (University of the Balearic Islands)
The Faculty of Language: Deeper layers of (unexpected?) variation?
Antonio Benítez Burraco (University of Huelva)
The acceleration of the genetic clock points to the importance of the cerebrocortico-cerebellar connectivity in the emergence of the language faculty
Carmen Saldaña Gascón (University of Edinburgh)
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