Conveners: Bart de Boer & Tessa Verhoef
To be held before the Evolang 2014 conference in Vienna, April 14, 2014
We are looking for contributions that address the evolution of modern humans’ abilities to produce, perceive and learn the extended range of (combinatorial) signals that form the physical basis of human language. Signals in our definition form the physically observable manifestation of language, and they can exist either in the articulatory-acoustic modality (speech) or in the gestural-visual modality (signs) and perhaps in other modalities.
The event is intended to be complementary to the main conference in the sense that we look for contributions that explicitly focus on future research. We therefore seek contributions that not only present research results, but that for example also explore possibilities of interaction between fields, that pose new research questions or that make an inventory of areas in which research may be lacking. We welcome contributions that are based on work presented at the main conference, but workshop presentations should be extended by explicitly addressing the issues mentioned above. We do want to stress that workshop presentations have to be based on concrete work, using solid empirical or modeling methods, and that purely speculative work will not be accepted.
Format and submission
Contributions should be fully referenced four-page extended abstract in the Evolang-format (see http://evolangx.univie.ac.at ). They should be sent as pdf files to: email@example.com
Submission deadline: October 10, 2013
Notificatiuon of acceptance: November 11, 2013
Final version due: December 12, 2013