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Durham University

Department of Philosophy

International Conference - The Past and Future of Universal Grammar

15th December 2011 to Saturday, 17th December 2011: International Conference - The Past and Future of Universal Grammar

This conference aims to provide a forum for assessing and (re-)directing the course that research on universal grammar and the biological foundations of language should take over the coming years and decades, bringing together linguists, psychologists, philosophers, and biologists.

Speakers include Nick Chater, Guglielmo Cinque, Gavin Clowry, Ewa Dabrowska, Wolfram Hinzen, Anders Holmberg, Elisabeth Leiss, Christopher Petkov, Ian Roberts, Tom Roeper, Maggie Tallerman, Ian Tattersall, Nathalie Tzourio- Mazoyer, Rosemary Varley and Jill de Villiers.

There are two associated public lectures on 15th and 16th December 2011 and an associated workshop on 18th December 2011.

The main sessions are held on 16th and 17th December in Rosmary Camp Lecture, Calman Learning Centre, 9:00am to 6:15pm. Registration is possible on 15th December 6:30pm to 7:30pm in PG21, Union Society, Palace Green.

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