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Dr Lluís Barceló Coblijn

Dr Lluís Barceló Coblijn
Contract lecturer with a PhD
Catalan Philology


Brief CV

Linguist specializing in Language Evolution and the biological structures that underpin language. An updated list of publications can be found in researchgate

  • Bachelor in Catalan Philology (Universitat de les Illes Balears, [on year at the Universität Paderborn, Germany])
  • Bachelor in General Linguitsics (Universitat de Barcelona [one year at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands])
  • Master in Cognitive Science and Language (Universitat de Barcelona)
  • Master in Human Cognition and Evolution (Universitat de les Illes Balears)
  • PhD. in Human Cognition and Evolution (Universitat de les Illes Balears)

His research focuses on language evolution during phylogeny, especially in the subtribe Hominina and particularly in H. neanderthalensis, and in ontogeny, from birth to adulthood.

  • The approach to language ontogeny combines syntactic analyses with Network Science (graph theory and complex networks). This research encompasses both typical and atypical language acquisition (e.g., Down syndrome, Williams syndrome, Specific Language Impairment, etc).

Dr. Barceló-Coblijn is also studying the sign languages of the Balearic and Pityusic islands, mainly from two viewpoints:

  • Sociolinguistics
  • Acquisition

Research stages at other institutions:

  • Predoctoral: at the Max Plack Institute for Evolutinary Anthropology (Leipzig, Alemanya),
  • Centre de Lingüística Teòrica (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona).
  • Postdoctoral: Universidad de Murcia (dept. of Philosophy).

Currently, Dr. Barceló-Coblijn is the director of the Laboratori d'Investigació en Complexitat i de Lingüística Experimental at the Universitat de les Illes Balears.


Office Hours

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Thesis advising

Thesis advisor during the academic year 2023-24 for the following PHD programmes:

Teaching, 5 previous years

Subject Information
11528 - Linguistic Ethnography
  • Master's in Catalan Language and Literature: Knowledge and Critical Analysis of Intangible Heritage2018-19
11784 - Linguistic Typology
  • Master's Degree in Linguistic and Literary Competence: Research and Teaching2020-21
11786 - The Evolution of Languages and Speech
11787 - Linguistic Theories for Acquiring Speech and Languages
11804 - Master's Thesis
  • Master's Degree in Linguistic and Literary Competence: Research and Teaching2020-21, 2022-23
20725 - Descriptive Grammar of Catalan: Syntax and Pragmatics
20726 - Final Degree Project
22016 - Language Skills for Nursery Education
22031 - Final Degree Project in Early Childhood Education
22032 - Language Learning in Multilingual Contexts



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