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Sicily Evolution of Language Summerschool
A summerschool will be held in Erice (Sicily) from 14-19 july 2007, organised by Luc Steels and Vittorio Loretto. It surveys research on LANGUAGE EVOLUTION from the viewpoint of complex systems science, linguistics and computational linguistics. The main school (http://pil.phys.uniroma1.it/erice2007/index.html) brings together about 30 lecturers, with linguists including: Ben Bergen, Bill Croft, Bruno Galantucci, Susan Goldin-Meadow, Jean-Marie Hombert, Jim Hurford, Laura Michaelis, Bill Wang. There is a specialised atelier (http://www.csl.sony.fr/erice2007/) on using computational CONSTRUCTION GRAMMAR for modeling language evolution with exercises and hands-on experience. Pre-registration is required before April 1 2007.