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2nd NGC Spring Workshop: Role of Gesture and Sign in Language Emergence and Evolution

Mini workshop with an emphasis on gesture and sign on the role of language evolution and emergergence.

Preliminary Program (as of March 5, 2010)

 

tea & coffee

 

09:15-09:30   Opening

09:30-10:15   to be announced - Adam Kendon

 

10:15-11:30 Early Links between iconic gestures and sound symbolic words: Evidence for multimodal protolanguage - Sotaro Kita, University of Birmingham

 

tea & coffee

 

11:45-12:30   From Gesture to Sign: Conventionalization of  spatial expressions - Asli Özyürek, Inge Zwitserlood, & Pamela Perniss

Radboud University, Nijmegen & MPI

 

lunch

 

14:00-14:45   Homesign to Language in Nicaragua: A Case Study of Language Genesis - Marie Coppola, University of Connecticut

 

14:45-15:30   to be announced - Ann Senghas

 

tea & coffee

 

15:45-16:30   The cultural basis of neural language processing: Evidence from communicative isolation in early life - Rachel Mayberry, University of California, San Diego

 

16:30-17:00   Closing discussion

 

18:30  dinner

 

Where and when:
09:00-17:00 Apr 19, 2010
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Organizers:
Asli Özyürek and Connie de Vos
Contact:
Asli Özyürek, , phone 3521304

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