CRBLM Symposium: Cultural Evolution of Communication
Despite the tremendous structural diversity across languages and across communication systems in non-human animals, many patterns are prevalent across languages, across individuals within animal species, and across species. This symposium will feature talks about cognitive, perceptual, and production biases that contribute to the formation of common patterns in humans and non-human animals.
- 10:00 Opening remarks Professor Jon Sakata, McGill University
- 10:05 Iterated learning in bilingual populations: the impact of prior linguistic knowledge on cultural transmission of a novel language Pauline Palma, McGill University
- 10:20 Biological biases in the sequencing and timing of birdsong Dr. Logan James, University of Texas at Austin
- 10:35 How social pressures shape the grammar of languages Dr. Limor Raviv, Vrije Universiteit Brussel
- 11:00 Learning, use, and the evolution of linguistic structure Keynote speaker Professor Kenny Smith, University of Edinburgh
When: Monday, November 15, 10:00am-noon
The Symposium will be held in Gather.Town. Instructions on how to access the symposium, including relevant links, can be found here: Gather instructions CRBLM symposium nov 15 2021.
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