Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Comparative Biolinguistics: An exploratory workshop

BIB is delighted to announce that an exploratory workshop on Comparative Biolinguistics, organized by Cedric Boeckx, will take place at the end of November in Barcelona. Here is the program. There won't be any registration fee, and everyone is welcome to attend.

Stay tuned for further details.


November 28

  • Antonio Ben√≠tez Burraco (Universidad de Huelva): Comparative biolinguistics: Why we need a new research program
  • Cedric Boeckx (ICREA, Universitat de Barcelona): Goals of the workshop
  • Aritz Irurtzun (CNRS-IKER): Prosodic Constraints in Linguistic Theories
  • Maia Duguine (University of the Basque Country): On the Nature of the Pro-Drop Parameter
  • Lluis Barcel√≥ i Coblijn (Universidad de Murcia): Hominins through communication and language
  • Tobias Scheer (Universit√© de Nice): The status and position of phonology in the biolinguistic landscape
  • Rie Asano (Institute of Musicology, University of Cologne): Biolinguistics and Biomusicology: The Quest for Uniqueness and Modularity of the Human Mind
  • Uwe Seifert (Institute of Musicology, University of Cologne): Cognitive Musicology – Towards an Evolutionary Framework for Comparative Research on the Functional Architecture of the Musical Mind

Conference dinner

November 29
  • Kleanthes K. Grohmann1 & Maria Kambanaros2, Elena Theodorou1 & Elena Papadopoulou1 (1University of Cyprus, 2Cyprus University of Technology): Specifying the Specificity of Specific Language Impairment
  • Christiana Christodoulou & Kleanthes K. Grohmann (University of Cyprus): Reflections on the Grammar of Down Syndrome
  • Maria Kambanaros1 & Kleanthes K. Grohmann2 (1Cyprus University of Technology, 2University of Cyprus): Verb–Noun Dissociations across Impaired Populations
  • Maria Kambanaros (Cyprus University of Technology): Instrumentality and the Neurobiological Underpinnings of Verb Processing
  • Valantis Fyndanis (University of Athens, University of Potsdam, Technological Educational Institute of Patras): Morphosyntactic production in agrammatic aphasia and Alzheimer's disease: Evidence from Greek
  • Evelina Leivada (Universitat de Barcelona): The limits of variation across languages and pathologies
  • Roundtable discussion: Where to go from here?

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