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Conference session on Theory and evidence in language evolution research

The 43rd Poznań Linguistic Meeting is holding a thematic session on Theory and evidence in language evolution research.  The call is still open, but the deadline is the 15th March.  From the conference description:

The aims of the session can be summarised as follows:

  • to assess the present range of available evidence and to discuss the status of the new sources of evidence
  • to assess the role of theoretical syntheses and holistic scenarios of language emergence and evolution
  • to identify the ways in which linguistic methodologies can be made relevant to answering the ‘origins’ type questions,
  • to identify the limitations of linguistic methodologies alone and thus directions of interdisciplinary collaboration
  • to bridge the gap between conceptions of evidence in biology and linguistics