The next Origins of Language meeting will take place on March 26, 17:15-19:00, in the Sweelinckzaal, Drift 21.
Hayo Terband (speech researcher, UiL OTS) will talk about the origin of spoken language. Abstract:
The study of the origin and evolution of language cannot be separated from its use and purpose, as follows intuitively from Tinbergen’s four basic questions in the understanding of behaviour. This presentation will thus focus on spoken language. First, I will discuss the evolutionary background of some key anatomical, genetic, neurological, and cognitive features that enable humans to talk. Subsequently, some self-organisational mechanisms that enable the emergence of structure in communication will be reviewed.
I hope to see all of you there!
BTW, this web page now has a new tab (see menu above), entitled background info, where you can find a list of the researchers involved in this series, and the slides/handouts of all previous meetings.