Program

Wednesday 28 November

Morning session
9:00 Luc Steels Introduction
09:30-10:30 Pieter Wellens Basic Mechanisms for Convention Formation and Concept Sharing
Coffee
Session on degeneracy
10:45-11:45 Freek Van de Velde Degeneracy in Historical Linguistics. Examples from West-Germanic
11:45-12:45 Remi van Trijp Modeling the Evolution of the German Agreement System
Lunch
Session on grammatical relations and case
14:00-15:00 Jóhanna Barddal Evolution of Indo-European Subjecthood
15:00-16:00 Remi van Trijp How Fluid Construction Grammar Supports Modeling Language Change. An Example for Argument Structure
Coffee
16:30-17:30 Benjamin Fagard and Elisa Omodei Cases, Prepositions, and In-Betweens. Sketching a Model of Grammatical Evolution
17:30 Walk through Paris
19:00 Dinner

Thursday 29 November

Session on the Origins of Determiners
09:00-10:00 Lotte Sommerer Category Emergence and the Development of Articles in Old English
10:00-11:00 Simon Pauw Agent-Based Models for the Origins of Quantifiers
Coffee
11:30-12:30 Luc Steels Modeling the Emergence of Agreement Systems
Lunch
14:00 General Discussion

Additional participants: Emília Garcia Casademont and Thierry Poibeau