Tuesday, 19 May 2015, 9:00–17:00 Uhr, Rooms SOF-E-05, Schönberggasse 1 (Morning) and SOE-E-2, Schönberggasse 11 (Afternoon)
This interdisciplinary workshop brings together linguists and biologists working on accommodation processes in language and vocalizations. It provides a platform for exchange and participants get insight into research questions and methods of the other field of research and have the opportunity to discuss overarching questions and issues. The following questions will be addressed:
- Do accommodation processes in vocalization / in language emerge automatically or intendedly? Which function(s) are they fulfilling?
- What role do social factors play in accommodation processes in vocalization / in language?
- What methods are suitable to quantify accommodation processes?
- Are differences in vocalizations between families and populations a byproduct or are they functional?
- Can we identify converging interests across the disciplines, and perspectives and approaches of the respective other field of research that are fruitful for new directions?
Short input presentations provide the basis for discussions.
Contact and registration until 10.5.2015 via e-mail to Hanna Ruch, Mail: hanna.ruch [at] uzh.ch