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Minds, Mechanisms and Interaction in the Evolution of Language

The workshop “Minds, Mechanisms and Interaction in the Evolution of Language” will be hosted at the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics in Nijmegen, the Netherlands on 21st-22nd September 2017.

Plenary speakers:

  • David Leavens, University of Sussex
  • Jennie Pyers, Wellesley College
  • Monica Tamariz, Heriot Watt University

The workshop also includes presentations from the Levinson group (Language Evolution and Interaction Scholars of Nijmegen)  and an introduction by Stephen Levinson himself! The full programme can be downloaded here. 

A poster session will take place on the evening of Thursday September 21st 2017. A full list of accepted posters can be downloaded here.

Registration is now closed.

Summer school:

 The workshop will also be bookended with a summer school on 20th and 23rd September specifically aimed at PhD students. The school will consist of a short tutorial series covering experimental and statistical methods that should be of broad interest to a general audience, though focussed around the theme of the workshop. In this tutorial series, we will cover all aspects of creating, hosting, and analysing the data from a set of experiments that will be run live (online) during the workshop! More details for how to register to the summer school and workshop will follow.

Poster Information:

Posters can be displayed in either landscape or portrait format and they should be on A0 paper size, which is 841 x 1189 mm (33.1 x 46.8 inches). Unfortunately we cannot offer onsite printing. 

Where and when:
Sep 21-22, 2017
Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics
Levinson Group
Scientific committee:
Piera Filippi
Hannah Little
Ashley Micklos
Yasamin Motamedi
Alan Nielsen
Marcus Perlman
Andrea Ravignani
Kevin Stadler
Justin Sulik
Bill Thompson
Hannah Little,

Street address
Wundtlaan 1
6525 XD Nijmegen
The Netherlands

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

Phone:   +31-24-3521911
Fax:        +31-24-3521213

Public Outreach Officer
Marjolein Scherphuis