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International Network in Biolinguistics
First Meeting

The international network in biolinguistics aims to foster research on the biological basis of the language faculty, linking theoretical linguistics, developmental psychology, evolutionary biology and psychology, molecular biology, genetics, and physics.

The programmatic sessions of this first organisational meeting set the minimal architecture of this network, including possible websites, journals, summer schools, and permanent centers. The open sessions of the meeting consist of presentations and discussions of ongoing works in the field.

The presentations aim to explore further the factors that according to Chomsky (2004, 2006, 2007) contribute to the growth of language in the individual, the genetic endowment, experience, and language-independent principles of efficient computation.

The first meeting of the international network in biolinguistics is organized by Anna Maria Di Sciullo and Massimo Piattelli-Palmarini. It is sponsored by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, by the University of Quebec, and by the University of Arizona.

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