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Program & Abstracts

Wednesday, December 10: 

Genetics of Language & vice versa

 

Welcome
Lecture by Gary Marcus: The genetics of language?
Lecture by Simon Fisher: The language of genetics

 
Discussion:  Genetic variations that affect language
Discussants:
Katharina Dworzynski, King's College London (U.K.)
Andreas Papassotiropoulos , University of Basel (Switzerland)
Franck Ramus, CNRS, Paris (France)

 
 

Thursday, December 11:

Methods, Models & Bridges

 

Lecture by Simon Fisher: Bridging genes, brains, and language
Lecture by Gary Marcus: What is the language faculty made of?

 

Discussion:  Domain-specificity and animal models
Discussants:
Kurt Hammerschmidt, German Primate Center, Göttingen (Germany)
James Hurford, University of Edinburgh (U.K.)
Constance Scharff, Freie Universität Berlin (Germany)

 

Friday, December 12:         

Evolution & Beyond

 

Lecture by Gary Marcus: Language as kluge

Lecture by Simon Fisher: Language evolution and the genomics revolution

 

Discussion: Language evolution
Discussants:
Bart de Boer, University of Amsterdam (the Netherlands)
Wolfgang Enard, MPI for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig (Germany)
Simon Kirby, University of Edinburgh (U.K.)

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