Hurford Prize
evolang 2010

Evolang 2010 will be organized by Utrecht University and Utrecht Institute of Linguistics OTS. For further information you can visit:

Local organizing committee

- Rudolf Botha
- Bart de Boer
- Marieke Schouwstra
- Henriette de Swart
- Martin Everaert
- Marieke Schouwstra
- Maggie Tallerman
- Jelle Zuidema

The conference will most likely take place in April in the centre of the town (we are located in the centre)

Utrecht University

Located in the heart of the Netherlands, Utrecht University is firmly founded on tradition. Utrecht University, which celebrates its 370th anniversary, has developed into one of Europe's largest and most prominent institutes of research and education. Utrecht University offers the broadest spectrum of disciplines available in the Netherlands, innovative research and liaises with universities and research centres all over the world. At Utrecht University, in both teaching and research, quality is always the key. Utrecht University is linked to the names of many prominent academics among whom Buys Ballot, Donders, Rudolf Magnus, Van Unnik and Freudenthal. The list also includes Nobel Prize Winners such as Gerard 't Hooft from the Faculty of Physics and Astronomy.

Utrecht Institute of Linguistics OTS

UiL OTS aims at developing scientific expertise in the systems underlying language, speech and their use. The institute's objective is threefold: to increase our understanding of language and speech, to train researchers who will be able to make a valuable contribution to this field of knowledge, and to share our knowledge with institutions beyond the academic world.

At UiL OTS, the human language faculty is studied from a wide range of perspectives. UiL OTS seeks to exploit the synergies between these various areas to the full. In our research, the following general question is fundamental: What are the cognitive faculties underlying the structure and use of human language, and what principles govern their interaction? We aim to have a strong international position in the following areas: Language architecture and its modelling, Language acquisition, and Psycholinguistics.

In both teaching and research, UiL OTS is active in setting up collaborative activities with groups beyond the institute itself, not only within the field of linguistics, but also with other disciplines such as logic, computer science, neuroscience, biology, psychology and sociology. We enable our PhD students to acquaint themselves with the theoretical, methodological diversity of present-day linguistics, progressively more and more embedded in the cognitive sciences.


Organised by: Grup de Biolingüística
Support: Universitat de Barcelona - Servei de Tecnologia Lingüística (STEL) - Cosmocaixa -
Ministerio de Educación y Ciencia - European Social Fund -
- Departament d'Universitats, Innovació i Empresa (Generalitat de Catalunya)-
Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya - Centre de Lingüística Teòrica