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Biolinguistics Initiative Barcelona: April 2014

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

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Saturday, April 12, 2014

Boeckx & Benitez-Burraco at Evolang X

Cedric Boeckx and Antonio Benitez-Burraco will be giving two joint talks at Evolang X, in Vienna, both on April 17:
  • Language disorders as windows on language evolution
  • A proposal concerning the gene network that regulates the shape of the language-ready brain
For more information, please visit the conference website.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014


Thanks to the UB vice-rector of research for awarding us a research grant to pursue our current work and dissemination activities.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Interview with Marc Hauser

As part of the activities of the two projects led by Cedric Boeckx (a Marie Curie International Reintegration Grant from the European Union (PIRG-GA-2009-256413) and a grant from the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness (FFI-2010-20634), scholars came to visit our group (BIB) and gave seminar talks. Pedro Tiago Martins and Evelina Leivada took advantage of these visits to interview our guests on various topics in Biolinguistics. All of the interviews will eventually be made available on our blog, under the rubric "(Inter)views on Biolinguistics" (notice the new section next to "Blog").

We will start with Marc Hauser, who we had the pleasure to welcome for two talks last March.

You can download the interview here.

Friday, April 4, 2014

Boeckx & Benítez-Burraco in Frontiers

Cedric Boeckx & Antonio Benítez-Burraco's piece on the language-ready brain and its genetic underpinnings is just out in Frontiers:

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Mark your calendar: Talk by Dan Dediu

On April 10, Dan Dediu from the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics will be visiting us, and will give a talk titled:

Did the Neandert(h)als talk and why would it matter?

The talk will take place in room 0.2, in the ground floor of the Josep Carner Building (Gran Via w/Aribau), from 4pm to 6pm.

As usual, attendance is free and encouraged.

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