At this year’s International Congress of Phonetic Sciences in Glasgow, there is a special interest satellite meeting on the evolution of phonetic capabilities.
Title: The Evolution of Phonetic Capabilities: Causes, Constraints and Consequences
Date: Wednesday 12th August 2015
Time: 13.30 – 18.30
Place: Glasgow SECC, Boisdale 1
Registration is £10, and can be completed through the ICPhS registration page under “Registration only with no accommodation”.
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In recent years, there has been a resurgence in research in the evolution of language and speech. New techniques in computational and mathematical modelling, experimental paradigms, brain and vocal tract imaging, corpus analysis and animal studies, as well as new archeological evidence, have allowed us to address questions relevant to the evolution of our phonetic capabilities. The workshop will focus on recent work addressing the emergence of our phonetic capabilities, with a special focus on the interaction between biological and cultural evolution.
|The Evolution of Phonetic Capabilities: Causes, Constraints and Consequences
Wednesday 12th August – Glasgow SECC, Boisdale 1
|13.50 – 14.00||Welcome|
|14.20 – 14.50||Laryngeal Articulatory Function and Speech Origins||John H. Esling,
Allison Benner &
Scott R. Moisik
|14.50 – 15.20||Anatomical biasing and clicks: Preliminary biomechanical modeling||Scott R. Moisik &
|15.20 – 15.50||Exploring potential climate effects on the evolution of human sound systems||Seán G. Roberts,
Caleb Everett &
|15.50 – 16.20||Coffee Break|
|16.20 – 16.50||General purpose cognitive processing constraints and phonotactic properties of the vocabulary||Padraic Monaghan & Willem H. Zuidema|
|16.50 – 17.20||Simulating the interaction of functional pressure, redundancy and category variation in phonetic systems||Bodo Winter &
|17.20 – 17.50||Universality in Cultural Transmission||Bill Thompson|
|17.50 – 18.30||Discussion Panel||Chaired by
Bart de Boer