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Language and hybrids

JASs2013 (cover)

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We have published the new volume of the Journal of Anthropological Sciences (JASs 2013). It includes many papers on evolution and cognition, mainly on language. The volume  includes reviews on biolinguistics, language evolution, and reproductive isolation in Neandertals. There is a whole forum dedicated to language and hybridization in human evolution, with nine articles discussing issues in paleogenomics. Papers are, as usually, free to download.

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Biolinguistics

There is an international symposium on biolinguistics in Barcelona, October 1-3, organized by Cedric Boeckx for the Catalan Institute for Advanced Studies (ICREA). People from cognitive sciences, ethology, genetics, comparative psychology, paleontology, philosophy, and robotics will present a multidisciplinary forum on the biological foundations of language evolution. The meeting includes talks by Albert Bastardas, Luca Bonatti, Emiliano Bruner, Ruth de Diego Balaguer, Tecumseh Fitch, Koji Fujita, Judit Gervain, Toni Gomila, Kleanthes Grohmann, Simon Kirby, Carles Lalueza-Fox, Kazuo Okanoya, Christophe Pallier, Antoni Rodriguez-Fornells, Joana Rossello, Douglas Saddy, Wendy Sandler, Ricard Sole, Luc Steels, Sonja Vernes, and Charles Yang. The attendance is free, and the final program will be soon available.

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From Grooming to Speaking

The Centre for Philosophy of Science of the University of Lisbon (CFCUL) organizes an International Colloquium entitled “From Grooming to Speaking: recent trends in social primatology and human ethology” (September 10-11, 2012). The meeting will focus on the origin, development, and evolution of human and non-human cognition and behaviour. Theoretical and methodological topics will be specifically introduced on the evolution of communication and human language.


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