Fall Semester 2021

The ISLE talks for the semester HS 21 will be held onsite again with some exceptional talks from speakers abroad. If the situation of measures against COVID-19 won't stay stable, we will inform you about possible changes.

Information for UZH staff and students regarding the coronavirus outbreak

The ISLE colloquium is a joint event organized with the NCCR Evolving Language and the Brain & Cognition colloquium in Geneva.

The colloquium take place on Tuesdays from 12:15 to 13:30.

Contact us if you would like to participate in the meeting or discuss any ISLE related topic or ongoing study.

Timetable

 

Date

Location 

Topic Presenter

21.09.2021

Y03-G-95 

(Uni Irchel)

"Notes from underground:

vocal communication in the naked mole-rat" (abstract)

Alison Barker

(MDC Berlin)

28.09.2021 Zoom "Evolution of Language: chimpanzee vocal constructs and brain pathways" (abstract)

Catherine Crockford

and Cornelius Eichner2 (1Research Director, Institute of Cognitive Sciences, CNRS, Lyon

2Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive & Brain Sciences, Leipzig)

05.10.2021 Zoom "The function and construction of moral narratives (with Molly Crockett)" (abstract)

Judy Sein Kim

(Department of Psychology, Yale University)

12.10.2021

Y03-G-95 

(Uni Irchel)

"Understanding the origins of syntax through event cognition: a comparative assessment of semantic role attribution" (abstract) Vanessa Wilson (Department of Comparative Cognition, UniNE, Neuchatel)

Thursday

21.10.2021

B&C Zoom "Vocalizations in bats"

Sonja Vernes 

(School of Biology, The University of St Andrews, Fife, UK)

26.10.2021

Y03-G-95 

(Uni Irchel)

"Inferring brain and cognitive evolution from fossil human endocasts" (abstract)

Marcia Ponce de León and Christoph Zollikofer (Department of Anthropology, UZH)
02.11.2021

Zoom

at 17:15

"The role of vocal production and phonological memory in word learning" (abstract) Marilyn Vihman (Department of Language and Linguistic Science, University of York)
09.11.2021

Y03-G-95 

(Uni Irchel)

"Morph in translation: a preliminary account of the temporal distribution of morphological information in the DoReCo corpus" (abstract)

François Pellegrino and Matthew Stave 

(Dynamique Du Langage Research Lab, CNRS & University of Lyon, France)

16.11.2021

Y03-G-95 

(Uni Irchel)

"More than maps: Spatial patterns of language evolution" (abstract)

Peter Ranacher (Department of Geography, UZH)
23.11.2021

Zoom

at 15:15

"Communication without Conventions" 

(abstract)

Michael Tomasello

(Duke University, North Carolina (USA) and Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Germany)

30.11.2021

Y03-G-95 

(Uni Irchel)

to be announced

Piera Filippi 

(Department of Comparative Language Science, UZH)

07.12.2021 Zoom

"Discourse with few words:

How infants form durable and expressible memories of objects and their names

(with Hadar Raz)" (abstract)

Linda Smith 

(Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, Indiana University Bloomington)

14.12.2021 B&C Zoom to be announced

Richard McElreath 

(Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Germany)

21.12.2021   No meeting No meeting
28.12.2021  

No meeting

No meeting (Semester break)