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  • Dec 4, 2021: Steven Moran gives an invited presentation, "Impacts of biology and language contact on the worldwide diversity of speech sounds", at the 6th annual symposium of the DFG Center for Advanced Studies "Words, Bones, Genes, Tools". Biological Implications: an agenda for integrative approaches. Tübingen, Germany (online).
  • Nov 4, 2021: Steven Moran gives an invited presentation, "Human speech sounds: three evolutionary timelines", at the Linguistics Colloquium, California State University, Fresno (online).
  • Sep 2, 2021: Steven Moran gives a keynote presentation, "Inferring recent evolutionary changes in speech sounds", at the 54th Annual Meeting of the Societas Linguistica Europaea. With Nicholas A. Lester and Eitan Grossman.
  • July 20, 2021: Steven Moran gives an invited presentation, "Human speech sounds: three evolutionary timelines", at the Oberseminar in the Seminar für Sprachwissenschaft, University of Tübingen (online).
  • July 7, 2021: Steven Moran and Eitan Grossman present their paper, "Temporal bias: a new kind of bias for typologists to worry about", at the 5th Usage-Based Linguistics conference, Tel Aviv, Israel (online).
  • July 5, 2021: Elad Eisen, Eitan Grossman, Steven Moran and Dmitry Nikolaev present their paper, "Defining and operationalizing 'borrowability' in phonology", at the 5th Usage-Based Linguistics conference, Tel Aviv, Israel (online).
  • June 3, 2021: Nicolas Pache from Horizons: the Swiss research magazine publishes the report, "Contact and isolation as drivers of language diversity", covering the publication by Matthias Urban and Steven Moran, "Altitude and the distributional typology of language structure: Ejectives and beyond", in PLOS ONE.
  • May 26, 2021: Elad Eisen, Dmitry Nikolaev, Eitan Grossman and Steven Moran present their paper, "Defining and operationalizing 'borroability' in phonology", at the 28th Manchester Phonology Meeting, Manchester, UK (online). 
  • Apr 21, 2021: Natalia Levshina and Steven Moran publish, "Efficiency in human languages: corpus evidence for universal principles", in Linguistics Vanguard.
  • Mar 22, 2021: Steven Moran, Nicholas A. Lester and Eitan Grossman publish, "Inferring recent evolutionary changes in speech sounds", in Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences.
  • Feb 24, 2021: Steven Moran gives an invited presentation, "Investigating the evolution of speech sounds", at the Higher Seminar in Diversity Linguistics, University of Stockholm (online).
  • Feb 19, 2021: Steven Moran is featured in the Winter Newsletter of the Department of Linguistics at the University of Washington.
  • Feb 19, 2021: Steven Moran is a committee member on Klass Seinhorst's PhD defense (U. Amsterdam) for his dissertation, "The complexity and learnability of phonological patterns".
  • Feb 18, 2021: Steven Moran gives an invited presentation, "Evolution of speech sounds", at the Workshop on learnability and typology on the occasion of Klaas Seinhorst's PhD defense, University of Amsterdam (online).
  • Feb 5, 2021: Matthias Urban and Steven Moran publish, "Altitude and the distributional typology of language structure: Ejectives and beyond", in PLOS ONE.
  • Jan 27, 2021: Steven Moran is an invited guest lecturer (online) in Professor Andrey Filchenko's Languages of Eurasia course (School of Sciences and Humanities, Nazarbayev University, Republic of Kazakhstan).
  • Nov 25, 2020: Steven Moran is an invited guest lecturer in Professor Werner Müller's course Human Evolution (Institute of Biology, University of Neuchâtel).
  • Nov 19, 2020: Steven Moran gives an invited presentation, "How did speech evolve?", at the Cognitive Science Seminar, University of Neuchâtel.
  • Oct 1, 2020: The SNSF funded EVOPHON project (2020--2025) officially begins.