EvoLang XI Electronic Proceedings

Welcome to the electronic proceedings for the 11th International Conference on the Evolution of Language (EvoLang XI). For the first time, the EvoLang proceedings are available, open access, in digital format.

EvoLang XI is organised by The University of Southern Mississippi and takes place in New Orleans, at the Lavin-Bernick Center for University Life at Tulane. For more information, please visit the EvoLang XI Homepage. For more information about the EvoLang conferences, visit the EvoLang website.

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Please note that the submissions may be subject to updates until the date of the conference (21st March, 2016).

Talk Schedule

The talk schedule is available here (version 2).

The Plenary talk abstracts are available here.

Scientific committee

The proceedings were edited by Seán Roberts, Christine Cuskley, Luke McCrohon, Lluís Barceló-Coblijn, Olga Feher and Tessa Verhoef.


The proceedings may be cited as:

Roberts S.G., Cuskley C., McCrohon L., Barceló-Coblijn L. , Feher O. & Verhoef T. (Eds.) (2016) The Evolution of Language: Proceedings of the 11th International Conference (EVOLANG11).doi:10.17617/2.2248195.


Most papers in the proceedings are shared under a creative commons license, allowing others to distribute them with attribution and as long as they are not modified. However, please check the license for each paper (at the bottom of the paper's webpage) before distributing.

Writer in residence

This year's writer in residence was Mark Dow (see here).


Image attributions: Simon Cockell, Pappooga, Jay Ebberly, Vladimir Pustovit , Kitty Terwolbeck, AJ.Mat, NeilsPhotography, Björn Söderqvist, Thomas Claveirole, Dean Wissing, Mike Seyfang.