The Workshop on Language and the Brain  aims at bringing together researchers, theorists and practitioners from across a variety of disciplines comprising Cognitive Linguistics, Psycholinguistics, and Neurolinguistics, in order to explore the complexities of the human brain regarding the language capacity.

The workshop intends to cover a wide variety of themes and address a number of questions, among which are the following (this is by no means an exhaustive list):

  • What makes human language(s) unique?
  • How do humans/we acquire the various different linguistic components? How is language learnt?
  • How are these linguistic components connected in the brain? How do humans process and produce language(s)?
  • Are there any common characteristics between the structure/processing/learning of natural languages and other languages (e.g. music)?
  • Is it possible to map language to its physical reality in the brain?
  • Is human vocal learning special in any way?
  • How does the study of language disorders contribute to a better understanding of the linguistic brain?
  • How do context and frequency of use contribute to the way language is represented in the mind/brain?

There is no registration fee to attend the conference