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Experiments in cultural language evolution

Author: Luc Steels
Publisher: Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : John Benjamins Pub. Co., 2012.
Series: Advances in interaction studies, v. 3.
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"The fascinating question of the origins and evolution of language has been drawing a lot of attention recently, not only from linguists, but also from anthropologists, evolutionary biologists, and brain scientists. This groundbreaking book explores the cultural side of language evolution. It proposes a new overarching framework based on linguistic selection and self-organization and explores it in depth through  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
(OCoLC)761369234
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Luc Steels
ISBN: 9789027274953 9027274959 902720456X 9789027204561 1280497645 9781280497643
OCLC Number: 775873035
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 306 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: pt. 1. Emergence of perceptually grounded vocabularies --
pt. 2. Emergence of grammatical systems.
Series Title: Advances in interaction studies, v. 3.
Responsibility: edited by Luc Steels.
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Explores the cultural side of language evolution. This book proposes a framework based on linguistic selection and self-organization. It investigates how particular types of language systems can  Read more...

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