UCL News


Focus for human communication

21 May 2004

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UCL's new Centre for Human Communication will host its inaugural event, a conference on The Architecture of the Language Faculty, on 4 June 2004.

The conference has attracted leading academics in the field from both sides of the Atlantic and will include a keynote address by Professor Ray Jackendoff (Brandeis University), author of Foundations of Language (OUP 2002). Other speakers are drawn from subjects as diverse as developmental neuropsychology and phonetics, reflecting the centre's cross-disciplinary focus.

The centre is co-directed by Moira Yip, Professor of Linguistics and Peter Howell, Professor of Experimental Psychology. They said: "This conference is the keystone event in a series of initiatives designed to encourage and facilitate cross-departmental research on human language and communication among more than 80 researchers here at UCL. The centre sponsors talks and workshops, and provides a central source for details of the university's language research."