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Language Evolution Group

In 2016 and 2017, ten post-doc researchers will join the MPI to form the Language Evolution and Interaction Scholars of Nijmegen group (LEvInSON). This will be one of the world’s largest teams of language evolution researchers.

The group will explore the biological and cultural origins of language, and how they are linked through social interaction. The group, led by Stephen Levinson, Seán Roberts and Mark Dingemanse, will be hosted by the Language and Cognition department.

The visitors include researchers specializing in experimental approaches (Hannah Little, Yasamin Motamedi, Alan Nielsen, Justin Sulik), computational modelling (Kevin Stadler, Bill Thompson), animal communication (Marcus Perlman, Andrea Ravignani), comparative linguistics (Piera Filipi), and conversational interaction (Ashley Micklos).  

Tessa Verhoef, who was awarded a VENI grant to study the evolution of linguistic structure, will also join the group.

Several senior researchers will visit throughout the period, including Vera Kempe (Abertay University), Monica Tamariz (University of Edinburgh), Gary Lupyan (University of Wisconsin-Madison), Cedric Boeckx (ICREA/Universitat de Barcelona) and Bart de Boer (Vrije Universiteit Brussel).

Last checked 2016-10-17 by Ludy Cilissen
Language and Cognition

 

Street address
Wundtlaan 1
6525 XD Nijmegen
The Netherlands

Mailing address
P.O. Box 310
6500 AH Nijmegen
The Netherlands

Phone: +31-24-3521276
Fax: +31-24-3521213

 

Director:
Stephen C. Levinson

Secretary:
Edith Sjoerdsma