Spring Term 2022

In the spring term 2022, the ISLE talks will be held onsite again with occasional online talks by speakers from abroad. We will inform you about any changes that may arise due to COVID-19 measures.

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. It takes place on Tuesdays from 12:15 to 13:30 h.

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

Timetable

 

Date

Organized by

Location

Topic

Presenter

22.02.2022

ISLE

AFL-F-121

"Harnessing heterotachy: towards flexible models for phylogenetic linguistics" (abstract)

Chundra Cathcart
Department of Comparative Language Science, University of Zurich

01.03.2022

NCCR / ISLE / B&C

online

"Dynamic structural neuroplasticity in the bilingual brain" (abstract)

Christos Pliatsikas
School of Psychology and Clinical Language Sciences, University of Reading
08.03.2022

ISLE

cancelled

"Broca's homologue - an underestimated brain area?" (abstract)

Martin Meyer
Department of Comparative Language Science, University of Zurich

15.03.2022

NCCR / ISLE

AFL-F-121 and online

"Vocal communication and social network in Northern elephant seal males" (abstract)

Nicolas Mathevon

University of Saint-Etienne & Institut universitaire de France
Equipe de Neuro-Ethologie Sensorielle

Centre de Recherche en Neurosciences de Lyon

22.03.2022

ISLE

AFL-F-121

"Learning biases in syntagmatic and paradigmatic morphological relations" (abstract)

Carmen Saldaña

Department of Comparative Language Science, University of Zurich

29.03.2022

ISLE

AFL-F-121

"Cultural evolution of know-how – a late onset and a restriction to the human ape" (abstract)

Claudio Tennie

Department of Early Prehistory and Quaternary Ecology, Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen

05.04.2022

NCCR / ISLE / B&C

Campus Biotech, Auditorium  H8-01, Genève
& online 

An executive control approach to language production (abstract)

Etienne Koechlin, École Normale Supérieure, Paris and INSERM
12.04.2022

ISLE

AFL-F-121

"Asymmetries between agentive and patientive arguments in discourse and grammar" (abstract)

Stefan Schnell, Department of Comparative Language Science, University of Zurich

19.04.2022

 

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26.04.2022

ISLE

AFL-F-121

"Plastic responses in great ape communication: What wild-captive contrasts can tell us about the origins of human communication" (abstract)

Marlen Fröhlich, Palaeoanthropology, Senckenberg Centre for Human Evolution and Palaeoenvironment, Institute for Archaeological Sciences, Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen, Germany 

03.05.2022

ISLE

AFL-F-121

"Languages and Sentences as Objects of Scientific Study: Syntactic Theories and Grammatical Properties" (abstract)

Geoffrey K. Pullum FBA 

Professor Emeritus of General Linguistics, 
School of Philosophy, Psychology, and Language Sciences
University of Edinburgh
Affiliate Faculty, Department of English
George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia

10.05.2022

NCCR / ISLE

online

"A neural model of task compositionality with natural language instructions" (abstract)

Alexandre Pouget

Département des Neurosciences fondamentales, Université de Genève

17.05.2022

ISLE

AFL-F-121

"Measurement Reliability of Individual Differences in Sentence Processing" (abstract)

Lena Jäger

Department of Computational Linguistics, University of Zurich

24.05.2022

ISLE

AFL-F-121

"Swadesh spaces. Deep learning in phylogenetic linguistics" (abstract)

Gerhard Jäger
Chair of General Linguistics
Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen
31.05.2022

NCCR / ISLE / B&C

AFL-F-121 & on Zoom

 

“Where Do Numbers Come From?:
Evolution From Quantical to Numerical Cognition
and the Biological Enculturation Hypothesis” (abstract)

Rafael Núñez

Department of Cognitive Science, University of California (San Diego)