Social Origins of Language: Early Society, Communication, Narrative and Structure
UCL, Department of Anthropology, 14 Taviton Street, London WC1H 0BW
14-17 February 2011
An intensive exchange of interdisciplinary perspectives on the social background to the evolutionary emergence of language. Presentations from an invited group of international scholars including linguists, psychologists, archaeologists, paleontologists, anthropologists, ethologists, and behavioural ecologists will take place from 14-17 th February in the Department of Anthropology.
Sessions include: The theoretical relationship between social evolution and cognitive evolution; Evidence, testability and complexity; Linguistic theory; Animal communication and cultures; Early human societies; Explanatory dynamics; and Social theories of the origins of language.
Participants: Ian Cross, Jean-Louis Dessalles, Daniel Dor, Nick Enfield, Jean-Marie Hombert, Eva Jablonka, Sverker Johansson, Adam Kendon, Chris Knight, Ehud Lamm, Jerome Lewis, Simone Pika, Camilla Power, Chris Sinha, Luc Steels, Ian Watts, James Woodburn, Charles Whitehead, Emily Wyman, Jordan Zlatev and Klaus Zuberbuhler.
Anyone interested in attending should first contact Jerome Lewis (UCL Anthropology) (email@example.com) as space is limited.