Centre for Language Evolution Studies

Kontakt Faculty of Languages
Collegium Maius, Room 26,
ul. Fosa Staromiejska 3, 87-100 Toruń


Selected Publications

Wacewicz, S., Zywiczynski, P. 2018. Language origins: Fitness consequences, platform of trust, cooperation, and turn-taking. Interaction Studies 19(1-2), 167–182. DOI: 10.1075/is.17031.wac

Arbib, M., et al. 2018. The Comparative Neuroprimatology 2018 (CNP-2018) Road Map for Research on How the Brain Got Language. Interaction Studies 19:1-2, 370–387. DOI 10.1075/is.18013.arb

Żywiczyński, P., Sławomir Wacewicz and Marta Sibierska 2018. “Defining Pantomime for Language Evolution Research”. Topoi 37:2, 307-318. DOI: 10.1007/s11245-016-9425-9

Danel, D., Wacewicz, S., Lewandowski, Z., Żywiczyński, P., Perea-Garcia, J. 2018. Humans do not perceive conspecifics with a greater exposed sclera as more trustworthy… acta ethologica 21:3, 203-208. DOI: 10.1007/s10211-018-0296-5

Zlatev J., Wacewicz S., Żywiczyński P., van de Weijer, J. 2017. Multimodal-first or pantomime-first? Communicating events through pantomime with and without vocalization. Interaction Studies 18(3); p. 454–477. PDF preprint DOI: 10.1075/is.18.3.08zla

Żywiczyński Przemysław, Wacewicz Sławomir, Orzechowski Sylwester. 2017. Adaptors and the turn-taking mechanism : the distribution of adaptors relative to turn borders in dyadic conversation. Interaction Studies 18(2); p. 276–298. PDF preprint
DOI: 10.1075/is.18.2.07zyw

Żywiczyński, P., N. Gontier, S. Wacewicz. 2017. „The evolution of (proto-)language: Focus on mechanisms”. Language Sciences 63; p. 1-11. DOI: 10.1016/j.langsci.2017.06.004

Wacewicz, S. 2017. Comment on „Wild Voices: mimicry, reversal, metaphor, and the emergence of language” by Chris Knight and Jerome Lewis. Current Anthropology 58 (4); p.14–15. DOI: 10.1086/692905

Wacewicz, S., Przemysław Żywiczyński and Alessandra Chiera. 2017. „An evolutionary approach to low-level conversational cooperation”. Language Sciences 63, p. 91-104. PDF preprint DOI: 10.1016/j.langsci.2017.01.005

Wacewicz, S. 2016. „A contemporary look at language origins”. Avant 6 (2), 68-81.

Wacewicz, S., Przemysław Żywiczyński. 2016. „The multimodal origins of linguistic communication”. Language & Communication 54, 1–8. PDF preprint DOI:10.1016/j.langcom.2016.10.001

Żywiczyński, P., Sylwester Orzechowski and Sławomir Wacewicz. 2016 „Self-regulators – A hidden dimension of interaction: Movement similarity and temporal proximity increase the perception of interpersonal coordination in third party observers”. Language & Communication 54, 82–90. PDF preprint DOI:10.1016/j.langcom.2016.10.008

Wacewicz, S., Przemysław Żywiczyński and Sylwester Orzechowski 2016. “Visible movements of the orofacial area. Evidence for gestural or multimodal theories of language evolution?”. Gesture 15(2), 250–282. PDF preprint DOI: 10.1075/gest.15.2.05wac

Wacewicz, S. and Przemysław Żywiczyński 2015. “Language Evolution: Why Hockett’s Design Features are a Non-Starter”. Biosemiotics 8(1), 29-46. DOI: 10.1007/s12304-014-9203-2