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Night of Science, Geneva, July 9-10
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Art-science project with Julie Semoroz
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Exploring the past, present and future of language

The Swiss National Centre of Competence in Research (NCCR) Evolving Language is a nationwide interdisciplinary research consortium bringing together research groups from the humanities, from language and computer science, the social sciences, and the natural sciences at an unprecedented level. Together, we aim at solving one of humanity’s great mysteries: What is language? How did our species develop the ca­pa­city for linguistic expression, for processing language in the brain, and for con­sist­ently passing down new variations to the next generation? How will our capacity for language change in the face of digital com­munication and neuroengineering?

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Upcoming Events

  • 20th International Conference on Informatics, Management, and Technology in Healthcare

    2 July 2022 to 3 July 2022External (with NCCR Members)
  • 1st Interdisciplinary Conference on Voice Identity (VoiceID): Perception, Production, and Computational Approaches

    4 July 2022External (with NCCR Members)
  • Night of Science, Geneva, July 9-10

    9 July 2022 to 10 July 2022NCCR

Our Network

NCCR Evovling Language research groupsMap

Evolving Language is led by Balthasar Bickel (Department of Comparative Language Science, UZH), Anne-Lise Giraud (Department of Basic Neurosciences, University of Geneva) and Klaus Zuberbühler (Institute of Biology, University of Neuchâtel). Over 30 research groups across Switzerland are taking part in this NCCR, from 9 different institutions as well as partners in industry (Google AI, Sonova) and public organizations.

Leading house

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Co-leading house

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Partners