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  • Marmoset monkeys perceive the vocal interactions between their conspecifics not just as a string of calls, but as coherent conversations. They also evaluate their content. These are the findings of a study by researchers at the University of Zurich which combined thermography methods with behavioral preference measures. Read the full article here.

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  • New paper by Maxime Garcia on the Acoustic allometry and vocal learning in mammals.

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  • In a new paper out in Language, ISLE members Sabine Stoll and Balthasar Bickel teamed up with John Mansfield (U Melbourne) for measuring the extent to which agreement markers cluster in their morphological placement

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  • «NFS Evolving Language: ein nationaler Forschungsschwerpunkt zur Sprache» auf dem Blog der SAGW (Schweizerische Akademie der Geistes- und Sozialwissenschaften)

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  • Marta Manser's group has appeared in a documentary on ARTE TV.

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  • UZH Magazin interviewed Balthasar Bickel about his research and the research agenda of the NCCR Evolving Language

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  • The NCCR "Evolving Language" has been approved for funding by the Swiss Parliament. The research network will be directed by Balthasar Bickel. More information can be found here.

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  • Great apes might be able to analyze causality in the events they observe, a capacity that might have been the basis for the evolution of human language syntax.

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  • ISLE member Judith Burkart just published a new open-access study in PLOS ONE.

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  • Sabrina Engesser and Simon Townsend, both members of ISLE and IVS, published an article in PNAS that sheds light on the building blocks of bird vocalisations.

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