Carla Hudson Kam will be presenting a poster entitled “Individual-level constraints vs. coordination problems as pressures on emerging languages” (co-authored with Whitney Goodrich Smith and Alexis Black) at the Nijmegen Lectures 2014 Poster Session on Tuesday January 28th from 16:30-18:00 at the MPI in Nijmegen.
This year’s Nijmegen Lectures are on the evolution of language, culture, and cognition, given by Russell Gray of the University of Auckland. It looks to be a great few days of talks and discussions.
Our poster discusses data from several papers (published and in prep) in the context of what they mean for a) the development of the use of space in emerging signed languages and b) how to think about the forces involved in language emergence more broadly. This work is supported by SSHRC.
If you would like a copy of the poster, just email me at Carla.HudsonKam@ubc.ca.