8th International Conference on the Evolution of Language

Contact information

The call for papers, and a few other major announcements, will be distributed through the Evolang mailinglist. You can subscribe to this list by sending an email to majordomo@ling.ed.ac.uk with the following single-line message (not in the subject header):

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All information regarding submission, registration, travel, accomodation, program etc. will be available in due time through this website.

Conference Office

All communication concerning the conference should be sent to the conference office at the following address:

Utrecht University
FBU Conference Office
Attn. Sabine Preuss
P.O. Box 80125
3508 TC Utrecht
The Netherlands

Tel: +31302532728
Fax: +31302535851
E-mail: evolang2010@uu.nl
Homepage: http://evolang2010.nl/

Frequently asked questions

  • Q: Why are there two different formats?
    Evolang is a very interdisciplinary conference, and different disciplines have different customs about what to send to conferences. We prefer short papers, but for certain disciplines, this would render it impossible to publish the results elsewhere, and therefore we also accept extended abstracts.
  • Q: Can I send in a three-page abstract?
    No. This would be a short paper, and unless it really does not need more than three pages to make an interesting contribution, it is better to make an effort to either make it more compact, or to extend it.
  • Q: Do references count for the page count of an abstract?
    Yes they do. But (as you can see in previous proceedings) abstracts do not need to contain references.
  • Q: Can you give me some feedback about whether my research project/paper is appropriate for Evolang?
    No, we can unfortunately not provide feedback on papers outside the official peer review process. We expect many hundreds of submissions, which will be collected and reviewed by an international review panel after the deadline of October 2nd 2009. We suggest you look through the proceedings of earlier Evolang editions (see Evolang History) to get an idea about abstracts and papers at this conference series look like.