The Utrecht Institute of Linguistics OTS (UiL OTS) of Utrecht University, the Netherlands, hosts the 8th International conference on the Evolution of Language (Evolang8).
The first call for papers was launched in February, 2009.
The electronic submission system is already accepting submissions. Please follow this link to submit your paper or abstract: http://archive.lel.ed.ac.uk/myreview/
and use the 'start submission' option from the Authors menu to fill out the form and upload your paper/abstract.
CALL FOR PAPERS
EVOLANG 8, 2010, 14-17 April.
The conference welcomes substantive contributions relating to the evolution of human language from any relevant discipline, including Anthropology, Genetics, Population Biology, Linguistics, Psychology, Primatology, Ethology, Paleontology, Archeology, Artificial Life and Mathematical Modelling. Normal standards of academic quality apply. Thus, submitted papers should aim to make clear their own substantive claim, relating this to relevant scientific literature, and briefly setting out the method by which the claim is substantiated, the nature of the relevant data, and/or the core of the theoretical argument concerned.
TYPES OF SUBMISSION
There are two possible types of submission: Full Papers, which can have a length of between 6 and 8 pages. Abstracts, which can be at most 2 pages long. All accepted submissions will be published in the proceedings of the conference. All papers or abstracts accepted will be allotted the same presentation length (probably 25 minutes plus 10 minutes discussion).
Submissions due: 2 October 2009 Acceptance Notifications: 13 November 2009 Final versions due (provisional): 11 December 2009
PREPARATION and SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
Proceedings will be published by World Scientific.
The Local Organizing Committee are taking various steps to ensure that Evolang 2010 will be a significant event from a scientific perspective. These include inviting, in addition to plenary speakers, a number of other leading scientists to present papers at the conference, extending the range of pertinent perspectives on langage evolution to be included in the programme, improving the review procedure for submitted papers, and exploring the possibility of publishing, in addition to the proceedings, a selection of reworked/expanded papers with an publisher of high repute. The names of the plenary and invited speakers can be found on the conference website at http://evolang2010.nl.