Papers and Posters of DCLS members at JCoLE in Kanazawa & Online, 5-8 September 22

Members of our department will be presenting a number of papers, posters and workshops at the Joint Conference on Language Evolution (JCoLE), 5 – 8 September 2022, Kanazawa, Japan & Online.


Podium presentations:


Johanna Schick, Caroline Fryns, Franziska Wegdell, Marion Laporte, Klaus Zuberbühler, Carel P. Van Schaik, Simon W. Townsend and Sabine Stoll

The function and evolution of child-directed speech


Chantal Oderbolz, Elisabeth Stark and Martin Meyer

Neural signatures of prosodic processing    


Alexandra Bosshard, Paola Merlo, Balthasar Bickel, Judith Maria Burkart and Simon William Townsend

Sequential dynamics in the vocal communication system of common marmosets (Callithrix jacchus)


Chundra Cathcart, Borja Herce and Balthasar Bickel

Decoupling speed of change and long-term preference in language evolution: insights from Romance verb stem alternations  


Chiara Barbieri, Damián E. Blasi, Epifanía Arango-Isaza, Alexandros G. Sotiropoulos, Harald Hammarström, Søren Wichmann, Simon J. Greenhill, Russell D. Gray, Robert Forkel, Balthasar Bickel and Kentaro K. Shimizu

A global analysis of matches and mismatches between human genetic and linguistic histories by assembling the "GELATO" database   


Nicole Tamer and Paul Widmer

The Prevalence of Systematicity in Indo-European Languages    


Jekaterina Mazara, Giuachin Kreiliger, Sabine Stoll and Balthasar Bickel

Disentangling the statistical properties that drive language acquisition: Evidence from maximally diverse languages    


Sabine Stoll, Jekaterina Mazara and Elena Lieven

Combining Pointing and Language during the Early Stages of Development: A Case Study of Russian and Chintang    


Neige Rochant, Marc Allassonnière-Tang and Chundra Cathcart

The evolutionary trends of noun class systems in Atlantic languages    


Borja Herce, Carmen Saldana and Balthasar Bickel

Semantic similarity shapes how agreement markers split over positions in verb morphology    


Maël Leroux, Anne Schel, Claudia Wilke, Bosco Chandia, Klaus Zuberbühler, Katie Slocombe and Simon Townsend

Call combinations in chimpanzees    

Stuart Watson, Andrea Müller and Marta Manser

Unpacking the proximate functions of functionally referential signals: a test of 3 hypotheses


Poster presentations:


Eva Huber, Paola Merlo and Balthasar Bickel

To what extent can the human agent-first bias be captured by linguistic experience? Evidence from machine-learning of corpora    


Theophane Piette, Chundra Cathcart, Chiara Barbieri, Didier Grandjean, Éloïse Déaux and Anne-Lise Giraud

Theta rhythm is widespread in vocal production across the animal realm   


Jessica K Ivani, Taras Zakharko and Chundra Cathcart

Nominal plurality in Sino-Tibetan: a diachronic account    


Workshop presentations:


Piera Filippi, Luca Gasparri, Stuart K Watson

The Evolution of Arbitrariness    


Arrate Isasi-Isasmendi, Vanessa Wilson, Sarah Brocard, Sebastian Sauppe, Caroline Andrews

Event role biases in language and cognition