Beyond typology: experimental explorations of language universals

Salle des voûtes, St Charles 3 place Victor Hugo, Marseille, France

Jennifer Culbertson Human languages exhibit striking variation. At the same time, certain linguistic patterns crop up again and again, while others seem to be extremely rare. What these tantalising observations tell us about human language is one of the most contentious questions in linguistics. Do similarities between languages reflect a special capacity for language that […]

11th Implicit Learning Seminar

The  “Implicit Learning Seminar” is an international conference that draws together leading researchers who share an interest in the cognitive and neural bases of implicit learning.  The meeting is small (max. 100 participants) and features oral and poster presentations. There is no registration fee, but registration is mandatory. Previous ILS : Sopot (2012), Bergen (2013), […]

Subdivide and Conquer. brain processing of musical melody, harmony and rhythm

Salle des voûtes, St Charles 3 place Victor Hugo, Marseille, France

Peter Vuust : Director of the Center for Music in the Brain (MIB), MSc, PhD, Prof. in Neuroscience, Dept. of Clinical Medicine, Aarhus University, Prof. in Music, the Royal Academy of Music,  Aarhus/Aalborg, Denmark, Bassist and composer   Music is ubiquitous across human cultures—as a source of affective and pleasurable experience, moving us both physically […]

Conference on Multilingualism

The Conference on Multilingualism (COM) 2024 will be held from June 10th to 12th at ''Le Cube'' on the campus of Aix-Marseille Université, in the beautiful city of Aix-en-Provence. It is an annual international venue for research on bilingualism and multilingualism and follows recent COM meetings, held in Ghent, Leiden, Reading and most recently Konstanz. […]

Development of the lexical-semantic organization in the infant brain: electrophysiological evidence

Dr. Pia Rämä Until recently, there has been little evidence regarding how and when infants begin to integrate words into an inter-connected lexical-semantic system. Recent event-related potential (ERP) studies show that lexical-semantic system emerges together with early vocabulary during the second year of life (Rämä et al., 2013; Rämä et al., 2018). These studies also […]

International Workshop on Language Production (IWoLP 2024)

Site du Pharo 58 boulevard Charles Livon, Marseille, France

WoLP, 20th anniversary edition! The IWoLP series returns to Marseille 20 years after its launching event, back in the summer of 2004. The workshop is a venue for multi-disciplinary discussion of cognitive science research on how the brain produces language. Each event is organized around poster sessions, and a few hour-long keynote-style talks. Details about the previous editions can […]

Revisiting the origins of meaning

Klaus Zuberbuhler   The three core properties of language – meaning, syntax and social interaction - have received considerable comparative research attention in recent years, driven by a desire to advance theories of language evolution. Somewhat surprisingly, progress on the origins of meaning has been least remarkable, after the initial pioneering discoveries of referential signals […]