Blankensee Colloquium 2005
Cognitive and Cultural Factors
14.-17. July, 2005
Alain Kihm (CNRS, Paris): The Two Faces of Creole Grammar (Short Abstract)
John McWhorter (University of California at Berkeley): Suboptimal Transmission and Natural Language Grammar: Creole Exceptionalism? (Short Abstract)
Teresa Satterfield (University of Michigan at Ann Arbor): Back to Nature or Nurture: Using Computer Models to Advance Studies on Creole Genesis (Short Abstract)
Brady Clark (Northwestern University): Language Change as a Source of Word Order Generalizations (Short Abstract)
Tecumseh Fitch (Sant Andrews, UK): A biological perspective on the evolution of language (Short abstract)
Simon Kirby (University of Edinburgh): The Mechanisms of Adaptive Linguistic Evolution
Manfred Krifka (ZAS and Humboldt University, Berlin): A functional similarity between bimanual coordination and information structure.
Robert van Rooij (University of Amsterdam): Evolution and Stability of Some Semantic Universals (Short Abstract)
Michael Tomasello (MPI EVA Leipzig): Why Don't Apes Point?
History and Typology
Elly van Gelderen (Arizona State University at Tempe): Linguistic Cycles: Grammaticalization as Economy (Short Abstract)
Bernd Heine (University of Cologne) and Hiroyuki Miyashita: Accounting for Auxiliation: A Grammaticalization Approach (Short Abstract)
Richard Janda (Ohio State University): Plausible Reconstructions, or Creatures from a Black Lacuna?: Does Peripatric Differentiation of Biological Taxa AND Language Varieties Make the Earliest Innovators Inaccessible to the Latest Research?
Elizabeth C. Traugott (University of Stanford): On the Relationship between Constructions and Grammaticalization (Short Abstract)
Evening Lecture at the
Berlin Brandenburgische Akademie der
Wissenschaften. Berlin, Jägerstr. 22/23
The Evening Lecture is given by Michael Tomasello (MPI EVA Leipzig): Why Don't Apes Point?
Workshop at the
Wernsdorfer Str. 43
For information on how to get there by car please visit the homepage of the Akademie Berlin-Schmöckwitz.
Puublic Transportation: There are two options to get there without a car.
Manfred Krifka (Humboldt University Berlin)
Participants at the workshop are very welcome. For reasons of organization, we can only accept registered guests. There is no registration fee. Since the number of places in the lecture hall is limited though, we would ask people who are interested to attend to register here.
We are unfortunately not able to provide accommodation for registered guests.