Talks – Bill Thompson

We are pleased to announce that Bill Thompson (Max Plank Institute for Psycholinguistics) will visit us on October 2 and give two talks:

10:30am: The Language Engine: Evolutionary Processes in Social Populations

3:00pm: Mapping the structure of meaning across human languages with large scale semantic networks

Both talks will take place at the Sala de Professors, on the 5th floor of the Josep Carner Building (Gran Via w/ Aribau).

Entrance is free and encouraged!

Protolang 5 – Early Bird registration reminder

Update: Early Bird registration is now closed. Normal fees will apply from July 16 onwards.

The deadline for Early Bird registration to Protolang 5 is fast approaching (July 15).

If you intend to participate (as a presenter or otherwise) and haven’t yet registered, now would be the most advantageous time to do so.

You can find more information by clicking “Protolang 5” in the menu above, or you can jump straight to the registration area.

(We kindly remind you that proof of payment should be sent to us by email (, so that registration that can be fully confirmed.)

See you in Barcelona!

Protolang 5 (September 26—28, 2017)

Mark your calendars:

We are proud to announce that the Protolang 5 conference will be coming to Barcelona this year!

Registration and abstract submission (talks, posters mini-symposia) are now open.

We will also have an exciting line-up of invited speakers:

Important dates:

Submission deadline: April 20 Extension: April 30, 2017
Notifications of acceptance: June 15, 2017
Early registration deadline: July 15, 2017
Late registration deadline: September 25, 2017
Conference: September 26—28, 2017

Also, on September 29 there will be a workshop marking the 50 years of Eric Lenneberg’s Biological Foundations of Language, including an invited talk by Tecumseh Fitch. Submissions welcome. Stay one day more after Protolang 5 and join us in the event.

For more information on the conference, submission and registration, please head over to the conference page.

Announcement poster (help us spread the word!)

See you in Barcelona