LINGUIST List 33.1658

Wed May 11 2022

Confs: Cog Sci, Gen Ling, Neuroling, Psycholing/United Kingdom

Editor for this issue: Everett Green <>

Date: 10-May-2022
From: Jennifer Culbertson <>
Subject: Edinburgh Lectures in Language Evolution 2022
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Edinburgh Lectures in Language Evolution 2022
Short Title: ELLE2022

Date: 02-Jun-2022 - 23-Jun-2022
Location: Virtual, United Kingdom
Contact: Jennifer Culbertson
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL:

Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science; General Linguistics; Neurolinguistics; Psycholinguistics

Meeting Description:

The Edinburgh Lectures in Language Evolution are an annual series of lectures surveying the state of the art in our understanding of the origins and evolution of language in our species. Each year, we welcome one or more distinguished visiting speakers to deliver lectures summarising their own work and where they think the future breakthroughs in our understanding will come from.

The 2022 edition of the Edinburgh Lectures in Language Evolution will be held virtually, and is free and open to the public. This year's we are pleased to host:

Ev Fedorenko (MIT) ''The language system in the human mind and brain'' (June 2nd, 16:00–17:30 BST)
Tom Griffiths (Princeton) ''Overcoming inductive biases in cumulative cultural evolution'' (June 9th, 16:00–17:30 BST)
Asifa Majid (Oxford) ''Language and Cognition or languages and cognitions?'' (June 23rd, 16:00–17:30 BST)

Each event will begin with a virtual talk by one of the visiting speakers that showcases their research. The talk will be followed by a panel discussion between all three speakers, after which the audience will have an opportunity to join the conversation.

Please register for individual events at the links provided on our webpage.

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