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Complexity in language : developmental and evolutionary perspectives

Author: Salikoko S Mufwene; François Pellegrino; Christophe Coupé
Publisher: Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2017. ©2017
Series: Cambridge approaches to language contact.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book is about dynamical, social-interactional aspects of the emergence of complexity in language, explained by linguists, cognitivists, and modelers.

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Salikoko S Mufwene; François Pellegrino; Christophe Coupé
ISBN: 9781107054370 1107054370
OCLC Number: 954428677
Description: xii, 251 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Complexity in language : a multifaceted phenomenon / Salikoko S. Mufwene, Christophe Coupé, and François Pellegrino --
How to explain the origins of complexity in language : a case study for agreement systems / Luc Steels and Katrien Beuls --
Complexity in speech : teasing apart culture and cognition / Bart de Boer --
A complex-adaptive-systems approach to the evolution of language and the brain / P. Thomas Schoenemann --
Evolutionary complexity of social cognition, semasiographic systems, and language / William Croft / To what extent are phonological inventories complex systems? / Christophe Coupé, Egidio Marsico, and François Pellegrino --
A complexity view of ontogeny as a window on phylogeny / Barbara L. Davis --
Language choice in a multilingual society : a view from complexity science / Lucía Loureiro-Porto and Maxi San Miguel --
Complexity and language contact : a socio-cognitive framework / Albert Bastardas-Boada.
Series Title: Cambridge approaches to language contact.
Responsibility: [edited by] Salikoko S. Mufwene, Christophe Coupé, François Pellegrino.
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