Biolinguistics Initiative Barcelona

Biolinguistics Initiative Barcelona: February 2013

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

BIB Journal Club

On Monday, March 4, at 18:00, BIB will have a journal club session. We will discuss a recent paper on the emergence of hierarchical structure in language.

Your participation is welcome. See you all in the Sala de Reunions, 5th floor, Edifici Josep Carner, UB.

Friday, February 22, 2013

Review of Samuels (2011)

A review of Bridget Samuels' "Phonological Architecture: A Biolinguistic Perspective" (2011) by BIB member Pedro Tiago Martins just became available online. Check it out here.

Friday, February 15, 2013

The Cambridge Handbook of Biolinguistics

Interested in biolinguistics? The Cambridge Handbook of Biolinguistics is just out! 

Edited by Cedric Boeckx (ICREA, Universitat de Barcelona) and Kleanthes K. Grohmann (University of Cyprus), the Handbook offers the most comprehensive state-of-the-field survey of the subject available. A team of prominent scholars working in a variety of disciplines is brought together to examine language development, language evolution and neuroscience, as well as providing overviews of the conceptual landscape of the field. The Handbook includes work at the forefront of contemporary research devoted to the evidence for a language instinct, the critical period hypothesis, grammatical maturation, bilingualism, the relation between mind and brain and the role of natural selection in language evolution. It will be welcomed by graduate students and researchers in a wide range of disciplines, including linguistics, evolutionary biology and cognitive science.

Happy reading!

LaTeX for (bio)linguists

On Monday, February 18, at 18:00, BIB members Oriol Borrega and Pedro Tiago Martins will give the fourth tutorial on LaTeX. This session will have a linguistic perspective since we will deal with linguistic annotations, such as glosses, syntactic trees, phonetic transcriptions, etc..

See you at the computers' room (4.4), Edifici Josep Carner, UB. Feel free to spread the word to anyone interested!

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

LaTeX course (3rd session)

Friday, February 8, 2013

UB/BIB members at GLOW

UB/BIB members get 8 presentations at this year's GLOW conference!

 [Biolinguistics workshop]
  1. Cedric Boeckx (ICREA & UB) and Anna Martínez-Álvarez (UB): A multi-step algorithm for serial order: Converging evidence from Linguistics and Neuroscience
  2. Joana Rosselló (UB): What a syllable can tell us on language
  3. Evelina Leivada (UB) and Pedro Tiago Martins (UB): (Biolinguistic) Primitives Lost in Translation
  4. Jordi Fortuny (UB) and Adriana Fasanella (CLT-UAB): Reducing linguistic variation to Third Factor mechanisms
  5. Evelina Leivada (UB): The emergent nature of parametric variation
  6. Cedric Boeckx (ICREA & UB), Wolfram Hinzen (ICREA & UB) and Antonio Benitez-Burraco (University of Huelva): Prospects for a comparative biolinguistics
  7. Wolfram Hinzen (ICREA & UB) and Txuss Martin: From infant pointing to the phase: Grammaticalizing deictic reference
[General session] 
  1. Txuss Martin and Wolfram Hinzen (ICREA & UB): The grammar of the essential indexical