Information: Comparative Biolinguistics: An exploratory workshop; November 28, 29, 2013


BIB is delighted to announce that an exploratory workshop on Comparative Biolinguistics, organized by Cedric Boeckx, will take place at the end of November in Barcelona. Here is the program. There won't be any registration fee, and everyone is welcome to attend.


The meeting place is the Sala de Professors, 5th floor, Edifici Josep Carner, Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes 585, Universitat de Barcelona.

November 28

9.30-10.30 Antonio Benítez-Burraco (Universidad de Huelva)

Comparative biolinguistics: Why we need a new research program

10.30-11.00 Cedric Boeckx (ICREA, Universitat de Barcelona)

Goals of the workshop

11.00-11.30 [break]

11.30-12.30 Aritz Irurtzun (CNRS-IKER)

Prosodic constraints in linguistic theories

12.30-13.30 Maia Duguine (University of the Basque Country)

On the nature of the pro-drop parameter

13.30-15.30 [lunch]

15.30-16.30 Lluis Barcelo i Coblijn (Universitat de les Illes Balears)

Hominins through communication and language

16.30-17.30 Tobias Scheer (Université de Nice)

The status and position of phonology in the biolinguistic landscape

17.30-18.00 [break]

18.00-19.00 Rie Asano (University of Cologne)

Biolinguistics and biomusicology: The quest for uniqueness and modularity of the human mind

19.00-20.00 Uwe Seifert (University of Cologne)

Cognitive musicology – towards an evolutionary framework for comparative research on the functional architecture of the musical mind

Conference dinner

November 29

9.00-10.00 Kleanthes K. Grohmann1, Maria Kambanaros2, Eleni Theodorou1 & Elena Papadopoulou1 (1University of Cyprus, 2Cyprus Institute of Technology)

Specifying aspects of SLI

10.00-11.00 Christiana Christodoulou & Kleanthes K. Grohmann (University of Cyprus)

Reflections on the grammar of Down Syndrome

11.00-11.30 [break]

11.30-12.30 Maria Kambanaros1 & Kleanthes K. Grohmann2 (1Cyprus University of Technology, 2University of Cyprus)

Verb-noun dissociations across impaired populations

12.30-13.30 Maria Kambanaros (Cyprus University of Technology)

Instrumentality and the neurobiological underpinnings of verb processing

13.30-15.00 [lunch]

15.00-16.00 Valantis Fyndanis (University of Athens, University of Potsdam, Technological Educational Institute of Patras)

Morphosyntactic production in agrammatic aphasia and Alzheimer’s disease: Evidence from Greek

16.00-17.00 Evelina Leivada (Universitat de Barcelona)

The limits of variation across languages and pathologies

17.00-17.30 [break]

18.00 Roundtable discussion: Where to go from here?

This event is made possible through funds from a Marie Curie International Reintegration Grant from the European Union (PIRG-GA-2009-256413) and from a grant from the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness (FFI-2010-20634), both awarded to Cedric Boeckx.

The coffee breaks are funded through the Marie Curie International Reintegration Grant.