EVENTS

Two Talks on Bird song

Date and time:  October 25th Wed 10:00-, 11:30-

Venue:  Komaba 1 campus, University of Tokyo, Room 116, Bldg. #3  (campus map)

Program:

10:00- 11:00  Dr. Jon Sakata (McGill University)  “Brain mechanisms shaping vocal learning”

11:30-12:30  Dr. Sarah Wooley (McGill University)  “Neural mechanisms for preference and pereption in a female songbird”

Posted: 10/20/2017

Linguistics and Biology

Date and time:  November 10th Fri 16:30-17:30

Venue:  Graduate School of Human and Environmental Studies, Kyoto University

Kyo-hoku Room No.28, Yoshida Minami Sogo-kan (campus map)

※Language: English

※No entrance fee / No registration required

Title: Linguistics and Biology

Speaker: Prof. Cedric Boeckx (ICREA/Universitat de Barcelona)

Flyer

Contact: Koji Fujita (Kyoto University/A01 Project Leader) fujita.koji.3x@kyoto-u.ac.jp

Posted: 10/18/2017

Kyoto Conference on Evolinguistics

Date and time:  November 11th Sat 13:30-17:35 / 12th Sun 09:30-17:30

Venue:  Graduate School of Human and Environmental Studies, Kyoto University

Large Lecture Room (campus map)

  • No entry fee, no registration required. Food and drink not allowed.
  • Language: English

Program:

November 11th  Sat 13:30-

Koji Fujita (Kyoto U., theoretical linguistics) “Evolinguistics: What is it, who does it, and how will it evolve?”

Rie Asano (U. of Cologne, biomusicology) “Principled explanations in comparative biomusicology”

Michiru Makuuchi (Nat. Rehab. Center, neurolinguistics) “Brain mechanisms for MERGE”

Yasuo Ihara (U. of Tokyo, evolutionary anthropology) “Evolution of physical weakness by social selection through choice of collaborative partners”

Cedric Boeckx (ICREA/UB, biolinguistics) “Brain growth trajectory and language-readiness: Linking hypotheses and new data”

Mini-session 1: “Human evolution, brain evolution and language evolution”

November 12th Sun 09:30-

Shiro Ojima (Yokohama Nat. U., experimental linguistics) “A biolinguistic approach to multicompetence”

Kazumi Taniguchi (Kyoto U., theoretical linguistics) “A cognitive linguistics view of language acquisition and its implications for language evolution”

Harumi Kobayashi (Tokyo Denki U., developmental psychology) “Ostensive-inferential communication and language development”

Reiji Suzuki (Nagoya U., artificial life) “Constructive approaches to evolution of social learning and niche construction”

Takashi Hashimoto (JAIST, science of complexity) “Adaptability of recursive combination: Evolutionary simulation and some speculations”

Cedric Boeckx (ICREA/UB, biolinguistics) “Self-domestication and its contribution to modern human cognition”

Kazuo Okanoya (U. of Tokyo, biological psychology) “Behavioral and neural mechanisms for stimulus chunking in birds and humans”

Mini-session 2: “Language acquisition and language evolution”

Mini-session 3: “Niche construction and language evolution”

Mini-session 4: “Music and language evolution”

Abstract

Poster

Posted: 10/13/2017

Project Kick-off Meeting and Discussions with Briefing of Call for Research Application (Tokyo)

Date and time:  September 24th Sun, 2017, 14:00-17:30

Venue:  Komaba 1 campus, University of Tokyo, KOMCEE West K001 Lecture Room (campus map)

Program:

14:00-17:00  Project Kick-off Meeting & Briefing on Public Call for Research Grant Application

17:00-17:30  Individual Consultation for Public Call for Research Grant Application

※Food and drink not allowed

Posted: 8/3/2017

Project Kick-off Meeting and Discussions with Briefing of Call for Research Application (Kyoto)

Date and time:  September 19th Tue, 2017, 14:00-17:30

Venue:  Graduate School of Human and Environmental Studies, Kyoto University

Large Lecture Room (campus map)

Program:

14:00-17:00  Project Kick-off Meeting & Briefing on Public Call for Research Grant Application

17:00-17:30  Individual Consultation for Public Call for Research Grant Application

Food and drink not allowed

Posted: 8/3/2017

Lecture on Linguistics by Wolfram Hinzen

Date and time:  August 3rd Thu, 2017, 16:00-17:30

Venue:  Faculty of Integrated Human Studies B05 room on B1F, Yoshida Minami Campus, , Kyoto University

Title: Un-Cartesian Linguistics and the Nature of the Semantic Interface

Speaker:Prof. Wolfram Hinzen (ICREA/Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona)

Posted: 7/11/2017

The 1st Management Team Meeting (Komaba campus, University of Tokyo)

Following the announcement that our grant proposal was accepted, we held the first management team meeting on July 7th, 2017.

We reconfirmed the purpose and method, formulated research plans based on the allocated budget, and confirmed our future policies.

Posted: 7/7/2017