Linking social effects in language processing to social effects in language evolution -

Program

 

Thursday 15/9:

9:00-9:15

Introduction

 

Session I: Learning from the social environment in human and nonhuman animals

 

9:15-9:55

Christine Caldwell (University of Stirling, UK):

 

Studying culture in the laboratory in human and nonhuman primates

9:55-10:35

Olga Feher (University of Edinburgh, UK):

 

Atypical birdsong and artificial languages provide insights into how communication systems are shaped by learning, use and transmission

10:35-10:55

Coffee break

10:55-11:35

Molly Babel (University of British Columbia, Canada):

 

The social weight of voices in perception and production

11:35-12:15

Shiri Lev-Ari (Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, The Netherlands):

 

How social network size influences linguistic skills and the propagation of linguistic changes

12:15-13:15

Lunch

13:15-13:55

Discussion led by Sean Roberts (Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, The Netherlands)

13:55-14:05

Coffee break

 

Session II: The role of community size and structure in cultural evolution

 

14:05-14:45

Gary Lupyan (University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA):

 

Languages as adaptations

14:45-15:25

Irit Meir (University of Haifa, Israel):

 

Possible effects of community structure on language structure in two young sign languages

15:25-15:45

Coffee break

15:45-16:25

Simon Garrod (University of Glasgow, UK):

 

Interactive alignment in communities

16:25-17:05

Maxime Derex (Arizona State University, USA):

 

The effects of population size and structure on cultural complexity

17:05-17:25

Coffee break

17:25-18:05

Discussion led by Dan Dediu (Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, The Netherlands)

 

Friday 16/9:

 

Session III: Joint processing and common ground in processing and evolution

 

9:00-9:40

Alin Coman (Princeton, USA):

 

The formation of collective memory: from individual cognition to large-scale social dynamics

9:40-10:20

Natalie Sebanz (Central European University, Hungary):

 

Communicating through action

10:20-10:40

Coffee break

10:40-11:20

Pat Healey (Queen Mary University of London, UK):

 

Is repair the primary driver of language evolution?

11:20-12:00

Paul Vogt (Tilburg University, The Netherlands):

 

Language socialization and language evolution: Perspectives from different cultures

12:00-12:20

Coffee break

12:20-13:00

Discussion led by Sara Bögels (Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, The Netherlands)

13:00-

Lunch

 

Poster sessions

 

13:30-14:30

 

Odd numbered posters

14:30-15:30

Even numbered posters

 

 

15:30-16:30

Future directions

Last checked 2016-09-12 by Shiri Lev-Ari

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