Wednesday, April 14


INNER CITY (“Academiegebouw”)

10.00-17.00

Workshop 1


The evolution of semantic structure

Workshop 2 -Sweelinckzaal


Models of language evolution - Does the math add up?

Workshop 3


Birdsong/Animal communication and the evolution of speech

Workshop 4


The biological basis of cerebral dominance


17.00-17.50

Registration & Welcome

18.00-19.00

Maggie Tallerman (Newcastle): Lost in a linguistic jungle: What's in the language faculty? - Academiegebouw, Union of Utrecht room

19.30-21.00

Welcome Buffet

Thursday, APRIL 15

UNIVERSITY CAMPUS (“de Uithof”)

8.30-9.00

Registration

9.00-10.00

Robert Berwick (MIT): Invariants and Variation in Biology and Language Evolution - Educatorium Theatron

10.00-11.00

Wil Roebroeks (Leiden): The silence of the stones - On the archaeological record for (Neandertal) language - Educatorium Theatron

11.00-11.30

Coffee/Tea break


Session A1 - Ruppert A

(Modelling)

Session B1 - Ruppert Rood

(Behavioral Biology)

Session C1 - Ruppert Wit

(Linguistics)

Session D1 - Ruppert D

11.30-12.00

Foster, Slayton

Deception, Tells, and the Evolution of Combinatorial Communication

Kagawa, Yamada, Lin, Okanoya

Relaxation of Selection Can Lead to Signal Variations: An Example in Birdsong

Versteegh, Sangati, Zuidema

Simulations of Socio-Linguistic Change: Implications for Unidirectionality

Winter

The Moving Target Argument and the Speed of Evolution

12.00-12.30

De Bie, Scott-Philips, Kirby, Verheij

Using Software Agents to Investigate the Interactive Origins of Communication Systems

Van Heijningen, De Visser, Zuidema, Ten Cate

Simple Rules Can Explain Discrimination of Putative Recursive Syntactic Structures by Songbirds: a Case Study on Zebra Finches

Bentz, Christiansen

Linguistic Adaptation at Work? The Change of Word Order and Case System from Latin to the Romance Languages

Kazakov

Interplay between Language, Navigation and Kin Selection

12.30-13.00

Desalles

Have You Anything Unexpected to Say? The Human Propensity to Communicate Surprise and Its Role in the Emergence of Language


Ohms, Gill, Van Heijningen, Beckers, Ten Cate

Zebra Finches Exhibit Speaker-Independent Phonetic Perception of Human Speech

Knott

A Sensorimotor Characterisation of Syntax, and its Implications for Models of Language Evolution

Tamariz

What Are The Analogues of Genotype and Phenotype in the Cultural Evolution of Language?

13.00-14.15

Lunch

14.15-15.00

Gerhard Jäger (Tübingen) -

Ruppert A

Applications of the Price Equation to Language Evolution

Chrisantha Fernando & Eörs Szathmary (Budapest) -

Ruppert Rood

Neuronal replicators and language

Thomas Wynn & Frederick Coolidge (Colorado Springs) - Ruppert Wit


Numerosity, Abstraction, and the Emergence of Metaphor in Language


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Session A2 - Ruppert A

(Modelling)

Session B2 - Ruppert Rood

(Behavioral Biology)

Session C2 - Ruppert Wit

(Linguistics)

Session D2 - Ruppert Hall

15.00-15.30

Monaghan, Christiansen, Fitneva

Balancing Arbitrariness and Systematicity in Language Evolution

Bouchet, Blois-Heulin, Lemasson

Acoustic Variability in Nonhuman Primates: Individuality and Social Context

Scott-Philips

The Evolution of Relevance




Poster Session



15.30-16.00

Bleys

Coordination of Language Strategies based on Communicative Fitness

Meguerditchian, Vauclair

Investigation of Gestural vs Vocal Origins of Language in Nonhuman Primates: Distinguishing Comprehension and Production of Signals

Luuk

Linguistic Arguments Probably Antedate Linguistic Predicates






Poster Session







16.00-16.30

Schrementi, Gasser

Minimum Description Length and Generalization in the Evolution of Language



Cartmill, Byrne

Do Ape Gestures Have Specific Meanings? Shifting the Focus from Flexibility to Semanticity

Lindsay, Aronoff

The Emergence Of Self-Organization In Language: Evidence From English Word Formation



16.30-17.00

Coffee/Tea break


Session A3 - Ruppert A

(Modelling)

Session B3 - Ruppert Rood

(Behavioral Biology)

Session C3 - Ruppert Wit

(Linguistics)

Session D3 - Ruppert D

17.00-17.30

Burkett, Griffiths

Iterated Learning of Multiple Languages from Multiple Teachers

Lyn, Greenfield, Savage-Rumbaugh, Russell, Gillespie-Lynch, Hopkins

Declaratives in Apes: Impact of Environment on Purely Infomative Communications

De Boer

The Perceptual Effect of Air Sacs

Laskowski

How Important Are Words for Conceptual Coordination?

17.30-18.00

Blythe

Samplers, Maximisers and the Cultural Evolutionary Dynamics of Language

Gillespie-Lynch, Feng, Greenfield, Savage-Rumbaugh, Lyn, Khou

Does Deixis Precede Vocabulary Development in Language-trained Apes?

Martelli, Serrurier, Barney, Steele

3D-Morphometric and Acoustic Analysis of Chimpanzee and Human Vocal Tracts, and Their Use in the Reconstruction of Neanderthal Vocal Tracts and Their Acoustic Potential

Schouwstra

Language Evolution: The View from Adult Second Language Learners

18.00-18.30

Yamauchi, Deacon, Okanoya

Cultural Evolution of Bird Song and Genetic Degradation of Learning Bias

Meunier, Vauclair

On the Track of the Origin of Language: A Comparative Study Quantifying Hand Preference in Object Manipulation and Gestural Communication in Non Human Primates

Hombert

Ecological and Sexual Explanations for Larynx Lowering

Pritchard

The Relevance of the Developmental Stress Hypothesis to the Evolution of Language

18.30-19.00

Wine Reception (offered by Cambridge Univ. Press to celebrate publication of The Evolution of Language by W. Tecumseh Fitch)




Friday, APRIL 16


UNIVERSITY CAMPUS (“de Uithof”)

8.30-9.00

Registration

9.00-10.00

Morten Christiansen (Cornell): Brains, genes and language evolution - Educatorium Theatron

10.00-11.00

Stephen Anderson (Yale): What is special about the language faculty, and how did it get that way? - Educatorium Theatron

11.00-11.30

Coffee/Tea break


Session A4 - Ruppert A

(Modelling)

Session B4 - Ruppert Rood

Session C4 - Ruppert Wit

(Cognitive psychology)

Session D4 - Ruppert D

11.30-12.00

Verhoef, De Boer

The Critical Period and Preservation of Emerged Vowel Systems

Wallez, Vauclair

Vocal and Facial Productions in Nonhuman Primates: Do They Express Emotions or Language Related Treatments?

Smith, Wonnacott

Regularisation of Unpredictable Variation Through Itertated Learning

Van Rooij

The Predicability Tree. How, and Why?

12.00-12.30

Gerasymova

Emergence of Aktionsarten: The First Step towards Aspect

Filatova, Hoyt, Burdin

Horizontal Transmission of Call Features in Killer Whale Dialects

Del Giudice, Kirby, Padden

Recreating Duality of Patterning in the Laboratory: A New Experimental Paradigm for Studying Emergence of Sublexical Structure

Bryson

Cultural Ratcheting Results Primarily from Semantic Compression

12.30-13.00

Van Trijp

Strategy Competition in the Evolution of Pronouns: A Case-Study of Spanish Leísmo, Laísmo and Loísmo

Crow

The 4 Quadrant (Wobbly Egg) Theory of The Anatomical Origin of Language

Cuskley, Kirby, Simner

Cross-modality: Reviving Iconicity in the Evolution of Language

Meyer, Wuerger, Uomini

A Functional Transcranial Doppler Ultrasound Study of Brain Lateralisation in Stone Tool Making and Language

13.00-14.15

Lunch

14.15-15.00

Lemasson (Rennes1), Zuberbühler (St Andrews) -

Ruppert A

Vocal abilities in a group of nonhuman primates

Ann Senghas (Columbia) & Asli Özyurek (MPI-Nijmegen) -

Ruppert Rood

The Evolution of Segmentation and Sequencing: Evidence from Homesign and Nicaraguan Sign Language

Fitch (Vienna), Arbib (South California), Donald (Queens) -

Ruppert Wit

A Molecular Genetic Framework for Testing Hypotheses about Language Evolution

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Session A5 - Ruppert A

(Modelling)

Session B5 - Ruppert Rood (Gesture/sign language)

Session C5 - Ruppert Wit

(Cognitive psychology)

Session D5 - Ruppert Hall

15.00-15.30

Micelli

The Evolution of Information Structure

Coppola, Senghas

The Path from Point A to Point B: How Gestures Became Language in Nicaraguan Signing

Matthews, Kirby, Cornish

The Cultural Evolution of Language in a World of Continuous Meanings



Poster Session



15.30-16.00

Kyriacou, Johansson

Contributions of Aphasiology to Language Evolution Research


Kita, Özyürek, Allen, Ishizuka

Relationship Between Iconic Gestures and Sound Symbolic Words: Evidence for Multimodal Protolanguage

Cornish, Christiansen, Kirby

The Emergence of Structure from Sequence Memory Constraints in Cultural Transmission



Poster Session







16.00-16.30

Hira, Bartlett

Simulating Creole and Dialect Formation

Flaherty, Goldin-Meadow

Input Matters: Gesture and Homesign in Nicaragua, China, Turkey, and the US

Misyak, Christiansen, Tomblin

A Missing Link in the Cultural Evolution of Language: Connecting Sequential Learning and Language Empirically

16.30-17.00

Coffee/Tea break


Session A6 - Ruppert A

(Modelling)

Session B6 - Ruppert Rood

(Gesture/sign language)

Session C6 - Ruppert Wit

(Cognitive psychology)

Session D6 - Ruppert Hall

17.00-17.30

Baronchelli, Tao Gong, Loreto, Puglisi

On the Origin of Universal Categorization Patterns: an In-Silica Experiment

Sandler, Israel

Observing the Birth of Phonology

Smith, Skarabela, Tamariz

Exploring the Nature of a Systematicity Bias: an Experimental Study



Poster Session









17.30-18.00

Tao Gong

The Effect of Social Popularities on Linguistic Categorization

Meir, Lifshitz, Ilkbasaran, Padden

The Interaction of Animacy and Word Order in Human Languages: A Study of Strategies in a Novel Communication Task

Lewis, Knight

Vocal Deception From a Hunter-Gatherer Perspective



INNER CITY (“Academiegebouw”)

20.00-22.00

Conference dinner


Saturday, APRIL 17


UNIVERSITY CAMPUS (“de Uithof”)

8.30-9.00

Registration

9.00-10.00

Peter Gärdenfors (Lund): The evolution of semantics: a meeting of minds - Educatorium Theatron

10.00-10.30

Coffee/Tea break

10.30-11.15

Rebecca Cann & Karl Diller (Hawaii) -

Ruppert A

The Innateness of Language: a View from Genetics

Patricia Greenfield (UCLA) -

Ruppert Rood

Why Ape-Human Similarities and Learning Mechanisms are Important: a Developmental and Cladistic Approach to the Evolution of Language

Marilyn Vihman (York) -

Ruppert Wit

Lessons for Evolution from First Language Development


Session A7 - Ruppert A

(Modelling)

Session B7 - Ruppert Rood

(Gesture/sign language)

Session C7 - Ruppert Wit

(Cognitive psychology)

11.15-11.45

De Beule, Bleys

Self-Organization and Emergence in Language, a Case Study for Color

Kendon

The Co-Involvement of Hands and Mouth in Utterance Construction: Implications for Language Origins Theories


Roberts

The Origins of Sociolinguistic Marking and its Role in Language Divergence: an Experimental Study

11.45-12.15

Quillinan, Kirby, Smith

Co-Evolution of Language and Social Network Structure through Cultural Transmission


Zlatev, Donald, Sonnesson

From Body to Mouth (and Body)

Lupyan

Beyond Communication: Language Modulates Visual Processing

12.15-12.45

Loetzsch, Spranger

Why Robots?

Fay, Lim

From Hand to Mouth: An Experimental Simulation of Langauge Origin


Dale, Lupyan

Squiggle: Large-Scale Social Emergence of Simple Symbols

12.45-14.00

Lunch

14.00-14.45

Alan Barnard (Edinburgh) -

Ruppert A

Mythology and the Evolution of Language

Kathleen Gibson (Houston) -

Ruppert Rood

Talking About Birds, Bees, and Primates, Too. Implications for Language Evolution

Eva Jablonka & Daniel Dor (Tel Aviv) -

Ruppert Wit

A New Theory of Language and its Implications for the Question of Evolution


Session A8 - Ruppert A

(Modelling/Linguistics)

Session B8 - Ruppert Rood

(Gesture/sign language)

Session C8 - Ruppert Wit

(Cognitive psychology)

14.45-15.15

Mehler, Weiss, Menke, Luecking

Towards a Simulation Model of Dialogical Alignment

Brown

Coordinated Multi-Modal Expression and Embodied Meaning in the Emergence of Symbolic Communication

Kita, Kantartzis, Imai

Children Learn Sound Symbolic Words Better: Evolutionary Vestige of Sound Symbolic Protolanguage

15.15-15.45

Cassieles, Progovac

On Protolinguistic ‘Fossils’: Subject-Verb vs. Verb-Subject Structures

Langus

Evolution and the Structural Diversity of Human Languages

Pepperberg

An Avian Model for Language Evolution

15.45-16.45

Terrence Deacon (Berkeley): Language and complexity: evolution inside out - Educatorium Theatron

16.45-17.00

Coffee/Tea break

17.00-18.00

Business Meeting - Ruppert Wit




Poster Presentations



Posters will be displayed during the entire conference, but the presenters are allocated to a particular time slot. This will ensure that when you are interested to discuss a particular poster, there is a definite time that the presenter is there.



All posters are presented at the Ruppert Hall.







Session

Available presenters

Title

D2

Thursday, April 15th

15:00-16:30

De Greef, Delaunay, Belpaeme

The Influence of Language on Concept Formation in Artificial Agents

Steels, Knight

Implausibly Cooperative Robots Meet Their Selfish Gene Counterparts

McCrohon

Langauges As Evolutionary Aggregates

Spranger, Pauw, Loetzsch

Open-Ended Semantics Co-Evolving with Spatial Language

Tamariz

Identifying Selective Pressures in Language Evolution: Pólya Urns and the Price Equation

Wellens, De Beule

Priming Through Constructional Dependencies: A Case Study in Fluid Construction Grammar

Gong

Exploring the Roles of Major Forms of Cultural Transmission in Language Evolution

Sato, Saunders

Semantic Bootstrapping of Grammar in Embodied Robots

Hashimoto, Nakatsuka

Linguistic Analogy for Creativity and the Origin of Language

Waters

Language As Extended Phenotype?

Gontier

How To Identify the Units, Levels and Mechanisms of Language Evolution

Chu

Could Evo-devo Save Chomsky from the Evolutionary Paradox

D5

Friday, April 16th

15:00 - 16:30

Serrurier, Barney

Production Of The Vowels /A, I, U/ Based on an Articulatory Model of Feeding

Demolin, Ades, Mendes

Prosodic Features in Northern Muriqui Vocalizations

Cochet, Vauclair

Features of Gestural Communication in Infants and Children Favor the Gestural Hypothesis of Language Origin

Brinck

Contexts of Language Diversity

Van Kampen

Acquisition Preferences for Negative Concord

Ogura, Wang

Evolution of Grammatical Forms

Tamariz, Brown, Murray

The Role of Practice and Literacy in the Evolution of Linguistic Structure

Wacewicz, Żywiczyński

The Relevance of Body Language to Evolution of Language Research

Argyropolous

Is Grammaticalization Glossogenetic?

Knight, Power

Cooperative Breeding Models: Implications for the Evolution of Language

Schoenemann

The Importance of Exploring Non-Linguistic Functions of Human Brain Language Areas for Explaining Language Evolution

Bayly

Symmetrical Artefacts, Internal Reward and Language Precursors in the Head

D6

Friday, April 16th

17:00 - 18:00

Schel, Zuberbühler, Slocombe

Why Do Wild Chimpanzees Produce Food-Associated Calls: A Case of Vocal Grooming?

Slocombe, Waller, Liebal

Vocal Or Gestural? What Empirical Comparative Evidence Can and Cannot Currently Tell Us about Language Evolution

Sasahara, Takahasi, Suzuki, Feher, Tchernichovski, Okanoya

Considering Language Evolution from Birdsong Development

Pika, Knight

Chimpanzee Intentional Communication: What Might It Tell Us about How Language Evolved?

Torti, Sorrentino, Giacoma, Gamba

Acoustic Potential For Reference-Like Communication in Wild Indris

Yamauchi, Okanoya

Optimality and Teleomatic Causes in the Faculty of Language

Bouchard

From Neurons to Signs

Seldon

Thoughts on Evolution of Language from the Point of View of Brain Neuroanatomy and Development, and Object-Oriented Programming



List of all talks and papers

Listed in alphabetical order (by first author)

Invited talks



Speaker(s)

Title

Session

Stephen R. Anderson

What is special about the language faculty, and how did it get that way?

Friday 10:00

Alan Barnard

Mythology and the Evolution of Language

A8

Robert C. Berwick

Invariants and Variation in Biology and Language Evolution

Thursday 09:00

Morten H. Christiansen

Brains, Genes and Language Evolution

Friday

09:00

Frederick L. Coolidge

Thomas Wynn

Numerosity, Abstraction, and the Emergence of Metaphor in Language

C2

Terrence Deacon

Language and complexity: Evolution inside out

Saturday

15:45

Karl C. Diller

Rebecca L. Cann

The Innateness of Language: a View from Genetics

A7

Daniel Dor

Eva Jablonka

A New Theory of Language and its Implications for the Question of Evolution

C8

W Tecumseh Fitch

Michael Arbib

Merlin Donald

A Molecular Genetic Framework for Testing Hypotheses about Language Evolution

C5

Peter Gärdenfors

The Evolution of Semantics: a Meeting of Minds

Saturday

09:00

Kathleen Gibson

Talking About Birds, Bees, and Primates, Too. Implications for Language Evolution

B8

Patricia Greenfield

Why Ape-Human Similarities and Learning Mechanisms are Important: a Developmental and Cladistic Approach to the Evolution of Language

B7

Gerhard Jäger

Applications of the Price Equation to Language Evolution

A2

Alban Lemasson

Klaus Zuberbühler

Vocal abilities in a group of nonhuman primates

A5

Wil Roebroeks

The Silence of the Stones - On the archaeological record for (Neandertal) language

Thursday

10:00

Constance Scharff

FoxP2 as a molecular window into speech and language

B2

Ann Senghas

Asli Özyürek

Susan Goldin-Meadow

The Evolution of Segmentation and Sequencing: Evidence from Homesign and Nicaraguan Sign Language

B5

Eörs Szathmáry

Neuronal Replicators and Language

Wednesday

18:00

Maggie Tallerman

Lost in a Linguistic Jungle: What's in the Language Faculty?

Friday

18:00

Marilyn Vihman

Lessons for Evolution from First Language Development

C7

Contributed talks



Speaker(s)

Title

Session

Andrea Baronchelli

Tao Gong

Vittorio Loreto

Andrea Puglisi

On the Origin of Universal Categorization Patterns: an In-Silica Experiment

A6

Christian Bentz

Morten H. Christiansen

Linguistic Adaptation at Work? The Change of Word Order and Case System from Latin to the Romance Languages

C1

Joachim De Beule

Joris Bleys

Self-Organization and Emergence in Language, a Case Study for Color

A7

Pieter de Bie

Thomas Scott-Phillips

Simon Kirby

Bart Verheij

Using Software Agents to Investigate the Interactive Origins of Communication Systems

A1

Bart de Boer

The Perceptual Effect of Air Sacs

C3

Joris Bleys

Coordination of Language Strategies based on Communicative Fitness

A7

Richard Blythe

Samplers, Maximisers and the Cultural Evolutionary Dynamics of Language

A3

Hélène Bouchet

Catherine Blois-Heulin

Alban Lemasson

Acoustic Variability in Nonhuman Primates: Individuality and Social Context

B2

J. Erin Brown

Coordinated Multi-Modal Expression and Embodied Meaning in the Emergence of Symbolic Communication

B8

Joanna J. Bryson

Cultural Ratcheting Results Primarily from Semantic Compression

D4

David Burkett

Thomas L. Griffiths

Iterated Learning of Multiple Languages from Multiple Teachers

A3

Erica Cartmill

Richard W. Byrne

Do Ape Gestures Have Specific Meanings? Shifting the Focus from Flexibility to Semanticity

B2

Eugenia Casielles, Ljiljana Progovac

On Protolinguistic ‘Fossils’: Subject-Verb vs. Verb-Subject Structures

A8

Marie Coppola

Ann Senghas

The Path from Point A to Point B: How Gestures Became Language in Nicaraguan Signing

B5

Hannah Cornish

Morten Christiansen

Simon Kirby

The Emergence of Structure from Sequence Memory Constraints in Cultural Transmission

C5

Timothy J Crow

The 4 Quadrant (Wobbly Egg) Theory of The Anatomical Origin of Language

B4

Christine Cuskley

Simon Kirby

Julia Simner

Cross-modality: Reviving Iconicity in the Evolution of Language

C4

Rick Dale

Gary Lupyan

Squiggle: Large-Scale Social Emergence of Simple Symbols

C7

Jean-Louis Dessalles

Have You Anything Unexpected to Say? The Human Propensity to Communicate Surprise and Its Role in the Emergence of Language

A1

Nicolas Fay

Stephanie Lim

From Hand to Mouth: An Experimental Simulation of Langauge Origin

B7

Olga A. Filatova

Erich Hoyt

Alexandr M. Burdin

Horizontal Transmission of Call Features in Killer Whale Dialects

B4

Molly Flaherty

Susan Goldin-Meadow

Input Matters: Gesture and Homesign in Nicaragua, China, Turkey, and the US

B5

Jacob Foster

Matthew Slayton

Deception, Tells, and the Evolution of Combinatorial Communication

A1

Kateryna Gerasymova

Emergence of Aktionsarten: The First Step towards Aspect

A4

Kristen Gillespie-Lynch

Yunping Feng

Patricia Greenfield

Sue Savage-Rumbaugh

Heidi Lyn

Christina Khou

Does Deixis Precede Vocabulary Development in Language-trained Apes?

B3

Alex del Giudice

Simon Kirby

Carol Padden

Recreating Duality of Patterning in the Laboratory: A New Experimental Paradigm for Studying Emergence of Sublexical Structure

C4

Tao Gong

The Effect of Social Popularities on Linguistic Categorization

A6

Caroline Van Heijningen

Jos De Visser

Willem Zuidema

Carel Ten Cate

Simple Rules Can Explain Discrimination of Putative Recursive Syntactic Structures by Songbirds: a Case Study on Zebra Finches.

B1

Zena Hira

Mark Bartlett

Simulating Creole and Dialect Formation

A5

Jean-Marie Hombert

Ecological and Sexual Explanations for Larynx Lowering

C3

Hiroko Kagawa

Hiroko Yamada

Ruey-Singh Lin

Kazuo Oknaoya

Relaxation of Selection Can Lead to Signal Variations: An Example in Birdsong

B1

Dimitar Kazakov

Interplay between Language, Navigation and Kin Selection

D1

Adam Kendon

The Co-Involvement of Hands and Mouth in Utterance Construction: Implications for Language Origins Theories

B7

Sotaro Kita

Katerina Kantartzis

Mutsmi Imai

Children Learn Sound Symbolic Words Better: Evolutionary Vestige of Sound Symbolic Protolanguage

C8

Sotaro Kita

Asli Özyürek

Shanley Allen

Tomoko Ishizuka

Relationship Between Iconic Gestures and Sound Symbolic Words: Evidence for Multimodal Protolanguage

B5

Alistair Knott

A Sensorimotor Characterisation of Syntax, and its Implications for Models of Language Evolution

C1

Andreas Kyriacou

Sverker Johansson

Contributions of Aphasiology to Language Evolution Research

A5

Alan Langus

Evolution and the Structural Diversity of Human Languages

B8

Cyprian Laskowski

How Important Are Words for Conceptual Coordination?

D3

Jerome Lewis

Chris Knight

Vocal Deception From a Hunter-Gatherer Perspective

C6

Mark Lindsay

Mark Aronoff

The Emergence Of Self-Organization In Language: Evidence From English Word Formation

C2

Martin Loetzsch

Michael Spranger

Why Robots?

A7

Gary Lupyan

Beyond Communication: Language Modulates Visual Processing

C7

Erkki Luuk

Linguistic Arguments Probably Antedate Linguistic Predicates

C2

Heidi Lyn

Patricia Greenfield

Sue Savage-Rumbaugh

Jamie Russell

Kristen Gillespe-Lynch

William Hopkins

Declaratives in Apes: Impact of Environment on Purely Infomative Communications

B3

Sandra Martelli

Antoine Serrurier

Anna Barney

James Steele

3D-Morphometric and Acoustic Analysis of Chimpanzee and Human Vocal Tracts, and Their Use in the Reconstruction of Neanderthal Vocal Tracts and Their Acoustic Potential

C3

Cristina Matthews

Simon Kirby

Hannah Cornish

The Cultural Evolution of Language in a World of Continuous Meanings

C5

Adrien Meguerditchian

Jacques Vauclair

Investigation of Gestural vs Vocal Origins of Language in Nonhuman Primates: Distinguishing Comprehension and Production of Signals

B2

Alexander Mehler

Petra Weiss

Peter Menke

Andy Luecking

Towards a Simulation Model of Dialogical Alignment

A8

Irit Meir

Adi Lifshitz

Deniz Ilkbasaran

Carol Padden

The Interaction of Animacy and Word Order in Human Languages: A Study of Strategies in a Novel Communication Task

B6

Hélène Meunier

Jacques Vauclair

On the Track of the Origin of Language: A Comparative Study Quantifying Hand Preference in Object Manipulation and Gestural Communication in Non Human Primates

B3

Georg Meyer

Sophie Wuerger

Natalie Uomini

A Functional Transcranial Doppler Ultrasound Study of Brain Lateralisation in Stone Tool Making and Language

D4

Vanessa Micelli

The Evolution of Information Structure

A5

Jennifer Misyak

Morten Christiansen

J. Bruce Tomblin

A Missing Link in the Cultural Evolution of Language: Connecting Sequential Learning and Language Empirically

C5

Padraic Monaghan

Morten H. Christiansen

Stanka Fitneva

Balancing Arbitrariness and Systematicity in Language Evolution

A2

Verena Ohms

Arike Gill

Caroline van Heijningen

Gabriel Beckers

Carel ten Cate

Zebra Finches Exhibit Speaker-Independent Phonetic Perception of Human Speech

B1

Irene Pepperberg

An Avian Model for Language Evolution

C8

Anne Pritchard

The Relevance of the Developmental Stress Hypothesis to the Evolution of Language

D3

Justin Quillinan

Simon Kirby

Kenny Smith

Co-Evolution of Language and Social Network Structure through Cultural Transmission

A7

Gareth Roberts

The Origins of Sociolinguistic Marking and its Role in Language Divergence: an Experimental Study

C7

Robert van Rooij

The Predicability Tree. How, and Why?

D4

Wendy Sandler

Assaf Israel

Observing the Birth of Phonology

B6

Marieke Schouwstra

Language Evolution: The View from Adult Second Language Learners

D3

Giancarlo Schrementi

Michael Gasser

Minimum Description Length and Generalization in the Evolution of Language

A2

Thomas Scott-Phillips

The Evolution of Relevance

A1

Andrew Smith

Barbora Skarabela

Mónica Tamariz

Exploring the Nature of a Systematicity Bias: an Experimental Study

C6

Kenny Smith

Elizabeth Wonnacott

Regularisation of Unpredictable Variation Through Itertated Learning

C4

Monica Tamariz

What Are The Analogues of Genotype and Phenotype in the Cultural Evolution of Language?

C6

Remi van Trijp

Strategy Competition in the Evolution of Pronouns: A Case-Study of Spanish Leísmo, Laísmo and Loísmo

A4

Tessa Verhoef

Bart de Boer

The Critical Period and Preservation of Emerged Vowel Systems

A4

Maarten Versteegh

Federico Sangati

Willem Zuidema

Simulations of Socio-Linguistic Change: Implications for Unidirectionality

C1

Catherine Wallez

Jacques Vauclair

Vocal and Facial Productions in Nonhuman Primates: Do They Express Emotions or Language Related Treatments?

B4

Bodo Winter

The Moving Target Argument and the Speed of Evolution

D1

Hajime Yamauchi

Terrence Deacon

Kazuo Okanoya

Cultural Evolution of Bird Song and Genetic Degradation of Learning Bias

A3

Jordan Zlatev

Merlin Donald

Göran Sonesson

From Body to Mouth (and Body)

B7