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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.
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"In this book, Partha Niyogi introduces a framework for analyzing the precise nature of the relationship between learning by the individual and evolution of the population.

Learning is the mechanism by which language is transferred from old speakers to new.

Niyogi shows that the evolution of language over time will depend upon the learning procedure - that different learning algorithms may have different evolutionary consequences."

"Over the years, historical linguists have postulated several accounts of documented language change. Additionally, biologists have postulated accounts of the evolution of communication systems in the animal world.

This book creates a mathematical and computational framework within which to embed those accounts, offering a research tool to aid analysis in an area in which data is often sparse and speculation often plentiful."--Jacket.  Read more...

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Niyogi, Partha.
Computational nature of language learning and evolution.
Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©2006
(OCoLC)607838940
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Partha Niyogi
ISBN: 0262140942 9780262140942 9780262513395 0262513390
OCLC Number: 62331114
Description: xviii, 482 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: I. The problem --
Introduction --
II. Language learning --
Language acquisition: the problem of inductive inference --
Language acquisition: a linguistic treatment --
Language acquisition: memoryless learning --
III. Language change --
Language change: a preliminary model --
Language change: multiple languages --
An application to Portuguese --
An application to Chinese phonology --
A model of cultural evolution and its application to language --
Variations and case studies --
IV. The origin of language --
The origin of communicative systems: communicative efficiency --
The origin of communicative systems: linguistic coherence and communicative fitness --
The origin of communicative systems: linguistic coherence and social learning --
V. Conclusions.
Series Title: Current studies in linguistics series, 43.
Responsibility: Partha Niyogi.
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