Advances in Phylogenetic Linguistics

International workshop

Ragusa Ibla, July 15-17, 2013


The project Meeting Darwin’s last challenge: toward a global tree of human languages and genes (ERC Advanced Grant n. 295733 LANGELIN - LANguages-GEnes LINeages, PI Giuseppe Longobardi, University of York) is organising a

workshop on Advances in Phylogenetic Linguistics

to be held in Ragusa (Sicily) on July 15th-17th 2013.

Along with presentations by the LANGELIN team, a restricted number of invited speakers will give plenary addresses:

Robert Berwick (MIT)

Theresa Biberauer (Cambridge)

Cedric Boeckx (Barcelona)

Tecumseh Fitch (Vienna)

Peter Forster (Cambridge)

Russel Gray (Auckland)

Hilda Koopman (UCLA)

David Lightfoot (Georgetown)

Ian Roberts (Cambridge)

Robin Ryder (Paris)

Dominique Sportiche (UCLA)

Charles Yang (UPenn)

The contact person for scientific and practical organization is Cristina Guardiano (

Panoramic view of Ragusa Ibla

Conference fee

to be paid cash on site:

- 50 euros (undergraduate and PhD students);

- 80 euros (researchers, professors, others).

Call for posters

A poster session open to submissions in the domain of the workshop theme is envisaged: everyone interested in submitting a poster proposal is invited to send an abstract one-page long to both the following email addresses:

before May 31st, 2013. Notification of acceptance will be communicated by June 15th.

Contact email: