Centre for Language Evolution Studies

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

Research

Pantomime in language evolution


PROJECTS & FUNDING

Pantomime in language evolution: Expressive potential and structural characteristics of bodily mimetic acts
(Polish National Science Centre, UMO-2017/27/B/HS2/00642)

Mimetic scenarios of language emergence: formulation of a research project and development of research competences [COMPLETED]
(Polish National Agency for Academic Exchange, PPN/BEK/2018/1/00289/U)

Strategie komunikacyjne w komunikacji za pomocą mimezy cielesnej – przygotowanie materiału [COMPLETED]
(Polish National Science Centre, 2017/01/X/HS2/01722)


PARTNERS & COOPERATING RESEARCHERS

 


Cooperation and alignment in conversation


SCOPE
Investigates the role of verbal and nonverbal coordination in conversation, and in particular, the potential role of low-level coordination behaviours in language evolution as a candidate mechanism for bootstrapping conversational cooperation.
Another focus is the role of the unique morphology of the human eye in the evolutionary development of trust and cooperation in hominins.


PROJECTS & FUNDING

Researching Computer-mediated Communication from a Psycholinguistic Perspective
(Polish National Science Centre, UMO-2019/33/N/HS2/00541)

EvoSAL: The Evolution of Semantic Ambiguity in the Lab
(Polish National Agency for Academic Exchange, The Stanislaw Ulam Programme 2019)

Evolutionary sources of the cooperative structuring of conversation. The role of nonverbal mechanisms [COMPLETED]
(Polish National Science Centre, UMO-2012/07/E/HS2/00671)


PARTNERS & COOPERATING RESEARCHERS

 


The Science of Language Evolution


PROJECTS & FUNDING

The science of language evolution: the state of the art and significance to language sciences
(Polish National Science Centre, UMO-2019/34/E/HS2/00248)

The Evolution of Language. Towards Gestural Hypotheses: translation into English [COMPLETED]
(Polish National Programme for the Development of Humanities, 049/NPRH5/H21/84/2017)

Between speech and gesture [COMPLETED]
(Polish National Science Centre, 3704/B/H03/2011/40)


PARTNERS & COOPERATING RESEARCHERS

 


An evolutionary approach to linguistic politeness


PROJECTS & FUNDING

Why speak politely? The evolutionary stability of expressions of gratitude [COMPLETED]
(Polish National Agency for Academic Exchange, PPN/BEK/2018/1/00382/U)


PARTNERS & COOPERATING RESEARCHERS