Prizes

Joan Lluís Vives Prize 2003

For the article “On the uniqueness of human language” (original Catalan title “Sobre la singularitat del llenguatge humà”)

  • Award to the best popular science article based on the same author’s PhD thesis in the field of mathematical, physical and life sciences, and engineering.
  • The winning article was published in the journal "El Temps" (number 1041, May 2004).
  • The article in different file sizes: small, 1.8Mb, medium, 4 Mb and large, 16 Mb.

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Barcelona City Research Prize 2003

For the article "Least effort and the origins of scaling in human language".


  • Award to the best scientific article published in 2003 by Catalan researchers.

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PhD price (period 2003-2004) from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) For the PhD thesis: "Language: universals, principles and origins".
  • Award to the best PhD thesis from 2003-2004 from that university.
  • In Catalan: "Premi extraordinari de doctorat, curs 2003-2004".
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