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8 July 2005,
CSCA Symposium Cognitive development:
from human evolution to child language acquisition
, The Trippenhuis, Kloveniersburgwal 29, Amsterdam

Date: 8 July 2005
Location: The Trippenhuis, Kloveniersburgwal 29, Amsterdam

One of the big debates in contemporary cognitive science concerns the issue of the relative contributions of `mature' and `nurture' in cognitive development. In many books and articles, Mike Tomasello has advocated the role of `nurture', in particular in the area of language acquistion. The symposium hosts proponents and opponents of Tomasello's views, and will highlight the controversial issues.

The aim of the symposium, held on July 8th, 2005, is a critical but constructive evaluation of professor Tomasello's work, highlighting convergences and differences with other traditions in developmental studies (such as generative linguistics).

For more information, an online registration form and a preliminary program, see http://www.csca.uva.nl/csca/object.cfm/

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