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The computational nature of language learning and evolution

Author: Partha Niyogi
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©2006.
Series: Current studies in linguistics series, 43.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The introduction of a mathematical and computational framework within which to analyze the interplay between language learning and language evolution.
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Niyogi, Partha.
Computational nature of language learning and evolution.
Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©2006
(DLC) 2005058015
(OCoLC)62331114
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Partha Niyogi
ISBN: 9780262280686 026228068X 0262140942 9780262140942 9781429477628 1429477628 1282098527 9781282098527
OCLC Number: 145620830
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xviii, 482 pages) : illustrations.
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: ""Preface""; ""Acknowledgments""; ""Part I The Problem""; ""Chapter 1 Introduction""; ""Part II Language Learning""; ""Chapter 2 Language Acquisition: The Problem of Inductive Inference""; ""Chapter 3 Language Acquisition: A Linguistic Treatment""; ""Chapter 4 Language Acquisition: Memoryless Learning""; ""Part III Language Change""; ""Chapter 5 Language Change: A Preliminary Model""; ""Chapter 6 Language Change: Multiple Languages""; ""Chapter 7 An Application to Portuguese""; ""Chapter 8 An Application to Chinese Phonology"" ""Chapter 9 A Model of Cultural Evolution and Its Application to Language""""Chapter 10 Variations and Case Studies""; ""Part IV The Origin of Language""; ""Chapter 11 The Origin of Communicative Systems: Communicative Efficiency""; ""Chapter 12 The Origin of Communicative Systems: Linguistic Coherence and Communicative Fitness""; ""Chapter 13 The Origin of Communicative Systems: Linguistic Coherence and Social Learning""; ""Part V Conclusions""; ""Chapter 14 Conclusions""; ""Bibliography""; ""Index""
Series Title: Current studies in linguistics series, 43.
Responsibility: Partha Niyogi.

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