Please distribute the following announcement to your colleagues.
Evolution of Language: Fifth International Conference, 2004.
Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology,
Wednesday March 31st --- Saturday April 3rd, 2004.
Call for abstracts
One-page abstracts are now solicited.
CONTENT: The conference welcomes substantive contributions relating to the
evolution of human language from any relevant discipline, including
Anthropology, Genetics, Population Biology, Linguistics, Psychology,
Primatology, Ethology, Paleontology, Archeology, Artificial Life, Mathematical
Modelling. Normal standards of academic quality apply. Thus, submitted
abstracts should aim to make clear their own substantive claim, relating this
to relevant scientific literature, and briefly setting out the method by which
the claim is substantiated, the nature of the relevant data, and/or the core of
the theoretical argument concerned.
DEADLINE: Abstracts should be submitted by October 31st, 2003.
FORMAT: Each abstract should conform to the following specifications:
a.. Length: a single page of A4, single-spaced, font size 12pt or larger,
with 2.5cm margins all round. Any diagrams must fit on this single page.
b.. Head material: Give:
Title of paper,
Author affiliation(s) in brief (1 line),
Email address of principal author.
(This head material must be at the top of the single A4 page.)
METHOD: Email your abstract to evolang5@...
as an ATTACHMENT (i.e.not included in the message)
in PLAIN TEXT (i.e. NOT as a MSword document or similar).
Further information, about plenary speakers, accommodation, conference fees,
etc. will be forthcoming from time to time by email, and by updating of the web
pages. If you would like to be included in further emailings, please subscribe
to the EvoLang email list. You can do this by sending an email to
with the following single-line message (not in the
Conference Organizing Committee:
Bernard Comrie (Max Planck Institute, Leipzig)
Jean-Louis Dessalles (Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Télécommunications, Paris)
Tecumseh Fitch (Wissenschaftskolleg, Berlin; University of St Andrews)
James R Hurford (University of Edinburgh)
Chris Knight (University of East London)
Michael Studdert-Kennedy (Haskins Laboratories)
Maggie Tallerman (University of Durham)
Alison Wray (Cardiff University)