zaterdag 30 november 2013

New psycholinguistic technique for analyses of syntactic capability uncovers developmental trends


Poster. Nijmegen Lectures 2014 (Jan 27-29)
New psycholinguistic technique for analyses of syntactic capability uncovers developmental trends
Barceló-Coblijn, L. 1, Real Puigdollers2, C., Irurtzun3, A. & Gomila, A. 4
(1) Universidad de Murcia (2) Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (3) Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS-IKER) (4) Universitat de les Illes Balears.
keywords: non-linearity, complexity, language ontogeny, syntactic networks, small-world networks, Specific Language Impairment, Down Syndrome, Catalan, Basque, Spanish, German, Dutch, English, Italian, French

Figure: from Barceló-Coblijn et al., 2012 

maandag 25 november 2013

JASs forum Hominin interbreeding and language evolution


We recently had the opportunity of participating in the JASs forum Hominin interbreeding and language evolution.

- First, with the introduction of the debate:

(2013) Antonio Benítez-Burraco & Lluís Barceló-Coblijn. Paleogenomics, hominin interbreeding and language evolution. Journal of Anthropological Sciences, 91: 1-22 doi: 10.4436/JASS.91012

- Then, answering the author's comments on our introduction:

(2013) Antonio Benítez-Burraco & Lluís Barceló-Coblijn. Hominin interbreeding and language evolution: fine-tuning the detailsJournal of Anthropological Sciences, 91: 32-52 doi:10.4436/JASS.91020

We thank the editor and the commentators for this nice debate.

maandag 21 oktober 2013

Comparative Biolinguistics: An exploratory workshop


(2013) Barceló-Coblijn, L. Hominins through communication and language. Invited talk at the Comparative Biolinguistics: An exploratory workshop, Barcelona 28-29 November.

Un article sobre xarxes i llenguatge (paper on networks and language)


(2013) Barceló-Coblijn, L. El llenguatge com a sistema natural complex. Llengua, societat i comunicació (LSC), 11: 27-33.


 

vrijdag 6 september 2013

New paper in Biolinguistics

(2013Barceló-Coblijn, L. & Benítez-Burraco A. Disentangling the Neanderthal net: A Comment on Johansson. Biolinguistics 7(1): 199-216.

Lluís Barceló-Coblijn presents a poster at the 3rd Annual ESHE meeting, Vienna

(2013) Barceló-Coblijn, L., Rushlau, X., Gomila, A. Pere Alberch's phenotypic morphospace adapts to language ontogeny: Network analyses reveal typical and atypical phenotypes. In the 3rd Annual ESHE meeting (Vienna, 20 - 21 September, 2013) [poster] Abstracts

Lluís Barceló-Coblijn gives a talk at the International Conference on Evolutionary Patterns, Lisbon

(2013) Barceló-Coblijn, L. Alberch's phenotypic morpho-space applied to the developmental level of language, at the symposium "What can an extended synthesis do for biolinguistics: On the needs and benefits of Evo-Devo-Logo", within the 2013International Conference on Evolutionary Patterns: Horizontal and Vertical Transmission in Micro- and Macroevolutionary Patterns of Biological and Sociocultural Evolution, 27-29 May, Lisbon.

Evocog at the 19th CIL, Geneva

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The postdoctoral researcher Lluís Barceló-Coblijn has participated in the 19th International Congress of Linguists (ICL), hold in Geneva. He has presented the following papers:

Barceló-Coblijn, L. On Evolution and the codifying properties of communication systems in primates. At the International Congres of Linguists, special session "Origin of language and human cognition" 22-27 July, Geneva.
Benítez-Burraco, A., Barceló-Coblijn, L., & Boeckx, C. Understanding language evolution implies to understand evolution. At the International Congres of Linguists, special session "Origin of language and human cognition" 22-27 July, Geneva.
Benítez-Burraco, A., Barceló-Coblijn, L., & Boeckx, C. Variation, speciation, and the development of Sapiens' language ready brain At the International Congres of Linguists, Workshop on "Advances in Biolinguistics" 22-27 July, Geneva.

Lluís Barceló-Coblijn has published a paper in Theoria et Historia Scientiarum

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The EVOCOG researcher Lluís Barceló-Coblijn has published a paper in Theoria et Historia Scientiarum: International Journal for Interdisciplinary Studies.

Barceló-Coblijn, L. (2012) Evolutionary scenarios for the emergence of recursionTheoria et Historia Scientiarum: International Journal for Interdisciplinary Studies vol. IX: 173-201

Lecture on Language Evolution Research

scan00022The EVOCOG researcher Lluís Barceló i Coblijn gives a lecture:
Title: "La facultat de llenguatge de l'ésser humà: investigant els seus orígens i evolució."

Date: 28-10-2012
Hour: 11:30 a.m.
Place: Aula de graus. Ramon Llull Bdg.
Organizers:  Grup de recerca en anàlisi lingüística (GRALing). Universitat de les Illes Balears.

This lecture is a also complementary activity for the students of the Master course " Evolució del llenguatge ".

EVOLANG9 conference report in Biological Theory

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Those eager to know more about the Evolution of Language Conference 2012 (EVOLANG9) held in Kyoto, and the relationshi between biology and the language faculty, may find interesting this conference report published by Lluís Barceló-Coblijn:

Barceló-Coblijn, L. (2012). Biology: a newcomer in linguistics. Biological Theory: Integrating Development, Evolution, and Cognition. DOI: 10.1007/s13752-012-0068-9

Lluís Barceló-Coblijn and Antoni Gomila have participated in the ICREA International Biolinguistics Symposium

neurona_ocellsThe EVOCOG researchers Lluís Barceló-Coblijn and Antoni Gomila have participated in the ICREA International Biolinguistics Symposium.
Antoni Gomila has participated at the roundtable; and Lluís Barceló-Coblijn has presented a poster:

Barceló-Coblijn, L. (2012). Sources of Biolinguistic Variation. At the ICREA International Biolinguistics Symposium, 1-3 October, Barcelona. Organized by the Biolinguistics Initiative Barcelona (University of Barcelona). [poster]



Lluís Barceló-Coblijn presents a paper at the 43rd Poznań Linguistic Meeting (PLM) in Poznan, Polen.

ratusz_poznan_woznaLluís Barceló-Coblijn presents a paper at the  43rd Poznań Linguistic Meeting (PLM) in Poznan, Polen.

Barceló-Coblijn, L. (2012). Do transitions in the ontogeny of syntactic networks reflect "jumps" between computational phenotypes within a morphospace? At the "Theory and evidence in language evolution research" thematic session within the 43rd Poznań Linguistic Meeting (PLM).

Lluís Barceló-Coblijn & Antoni Gomila publish a paper on language acquisition and networks in Adaptive Behavior


organization_syntaxThe EVOCOG researchers Lluís Barceló-Coblijn and Toni Gomila have published a new work on language acquisition and network in Adaptive Behavior

Barceló-Coblijn, L.Corominas-Murtra, B. & Gomila, A. (2012). Syntactic trees and small-world networks: syntactic development as a dynamical process. Adaptive Behavior.