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The evolution of language : proceedings of the 6th international conference (EVOLANG6), Rome, Italy, 12-15 April 2006

Author: Angelo Cangelosi; Andrew D M Smith; Kenny Smith
Publisher: Singapore ; New Jersey : World Scientific, 2006.
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Genre/Form: Conference papers and proceedings
Material Type: Conference publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Angelo Cangelosi; Andrew D M Smith; Kenny Smith
ISBN: 9812566562 9789812566560
OCLC Number: 70797781
Description: xii, 462 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: The mirror system hypothesis : from a macaque-like mirror system to imitation / Michael A. Arbib, James Bonaiuto and Edina Rosta --
Bootstrapping communication in language games : strategy, topology and all that / Andrea Baronchelli, Vittorio Loreto, Luca Dall'Asta and Alain Barrat --
Language learning, power laws, and sexual selection / Ted Briscoe --
The Baldwin effect works for functional, but not arbitrary, features of language / Morten H. Christiansen, Florencia Reali and Nick Chater --
On the emergence of compositionality / Joachim de Beule and Benjamin K. Bergen --
Towards a fixed word order in a society of agents : a data-driven baseline perspective / Guy de Pauw --
Simulation model for the evolution of language with spatial topology / Cecilia Di Chio and Paolo Di Chio --
Mostly out of Africa, but what did the others have to say? / Dan Dediu --
A comparison of the articulatory parameters involved in the production of sound of bonobos and modern humans / Didier Demolin and Veronique Delvaux --
Generalised signalling : a possible solution to the paradox of language / Jean-Louis Dessalles --
Innateness and culture in the evolution of language / Mike Dowman, Simon Kirby and Thomas L. Griffiths --
Early human language was isolating-monocategorial-associational / David Gil --
Computational simulation on the coevolution of compositionality and regularity / Tao Gong, James W. Minett and William S.-Y. Wang --
An epistemological inquiry into the "what is language" question and the "what did language evolve for" question / Nathalie Gontier --
Minimalist foundations of language evolution : on the question of why language is the way it is / Wolfram Hinzen --
Why has ambiguous syntax emerged? / Stefan Hoefler --
Proto-propositions / James R. Hurford --
Convex meanings and evolutionary stability / Gerhard Jager --
Natural-language "cheap talk" enables coordination on a social-dilemma game in a culturally homogeneous population / Mark Jeffreys --
Constraining the time when language evolved / Sverker Johansson --
Working backwards from modern language to proto-grammar / Sverker Johansson --
Language co-evolved with the rule of law / Chris Knight --
A saltationist approach for the evolution of human cognition and language / Susan J. Lanyon --
Interaction of developmental and evolutionary processes in the emergence of spoken language / John L. Locke --
Labels facilitate learning of novel categories / Gary Lupyan --
Emergence of communication in teams of embodied and situated agents / Davide Marocco and Stefano Nolfi --
A language emergence model predicts word order bias / James W. Minett, Tao Gong and William S.-Y. Wang --
Talking to oneself as a selective pressure for the emergence of language / Marco Mirolli and Domenico Parisi --
Learning models for language acquisition / Shashi Mittal and Harish Karnick --
Simulating the evolutionary emergence of language : a research agenda / Domenico Parisi --
Evolving the narrow language faculty : was recursion the pivotal step? / Anna R. Parker --
From mouth to hand / Dennis Philps --
Diffusion of genes and languages in human evolution / Alberto Piazza and Luigi Cavalli Sforza --
Differences and similarities between the natural gestural communication of the great apes and human children / Simone Pika and Katja Liebal --
The evolution of language as a precursor to the evolution of morality / Joseph Poulshock --
Modelling the transition to learned communication : an initial investigation into the ecological conditions favouring cultural transmission / Graham Ritchie and Simon Kirby --
Towards a spatial language for mobile robots / Ruth Schulz, Paul Stockwell, Mark Wakabayashi and Janet Wiles --
Why talk? : speaking as selfish behaviour / Thom Scott-Phillips --
Semantic reconstructibility and the complexification of language / Andrew D. M. Smith --
The protolanguage debate : bridging the gap? / Kenny Smith --
How to do experiments in artificial language evolution and why / Luc Steels --
The implications of bilingualism and multilingualism for potential evolved language mechanisms / Daniel A. Sternberg and Morten H. Christiansen --
Selection dynamics in language form and language meaning / Monica Tamariz --
A statistical analysis of language evolution / Marco Turchi and Nello Cristianini --
Evolutionary games and semantic universals / Robert van Rooij --
Overextensions and the emergence of compositionality / Paul Vogt --
Grammaticalisation and evolution / Henk Zeevat --
Stages in the evolution and development of sign use (SEDSU) / Jordan Zlatev / The SEDSU Project --
Alarm calls and organised imperatives in male putty-nosed monkeys / Kate Arnold and Klaus Zuberbuhler --
Perception acquisition as the causes for transition patterns in phonological evolution / Ching-Pong Au --
The evolution of syntactic capacity from navigational ability / Mark Bartlett and Dimitar Kazakov --
The subtle interplay between language and category acquisition and how it explains the universality of colour categories / Tony Belpaeme and Joris Bleys --
The evolution of meaningful combinatoriality / Jill Bowie --
The adaptive advantages of knowledge transmission / Joanna J. Bryson --
Determining signaler intentions; use of multiple gestures in captive Bornean orangutans (Pongo pygmaeus) / Erica Cartmill and Richard Byrne --
Nuclear schizophrenic symptoms as the key to the origins of language / Timothy J. Crow --
Articulator constraints and the descended larynx / Bart de Boer --
Evolutionary support for a procedural semantics for generalised quantifiers / Samson Tikitu de Jager --
The evolution of spoken language : a comparative approach / W. Tecumseh Fitch --
Allee effect on language evolution / Jose F. Fontanari and Leonid I. Perlovksy --
Rapidity of fading and the emergence of duality of patterning / Bruno Galantucci, Theo Rhodes and Christian Kroos --
Reconsidering Kirby's compositionality model towards modelling grammaticalisation / Takashi Hashimoto and Masaya Nakatsuka --
The interrelated evolutions of colour vision, colour and colour terms / David J. C. Hawkey --
A little bit more, a lot better : language emergence from quantitative to qualitative change / Jinyun Ke, Christophe Coupe and Tao Gong --
Major transitions in the evolution of language / Simon Kirby --
Modelling unidirectionality in semantic change / Frank Landsbergen --
The origin of music and its linguistic significance for modern humans / Steven Mithen --
Co-evolution of language and behaviour in autonomous robots / Sara Mitri and Paul Vogt --
Iconic versus arbitrary mappings and the cultural transmission of language / Padraic Mortaghan and Morten H. Christiansen --
Mother Tongue : concominant replacement of language and MtDNA in south caspian populations of Iran / Ivan Nasidze and Mark Stoneking --
What can grammaticalization tell us about the origins of language? / Frederick J. Newmeyer --
Bootstrapping shared combinatorial speech codes from basic imitation : the role of self-organization / Pierre-Yves Oudeyer --
How language can guide intelligence / Leonid I. Perlovsky and Jose F. Fontanari --
The roles of segmentation ability in language evolution / Kazutoshi Sasahara, Bjorn Merker and Kazuo Okanoya --
Primate social cognition and the cognitive precursors of language / Robert Seyfarth and Dorothy Cheney --
Agonistic screams in wild chimpanzees : candidates for functionally referential signals / Katie Slocombe and Klaus Zuberbuhler --
An individual-based mechanism for adaptive semantic change / Daniel W. Smith --
A holistic protolanguage cannot be stored, cannot be retrieved / Maggie Tallerman --
Recombinance in the evolution of language / Leonard Talmy --
Ape gestures and human language / Michael Tomasello --
Prehistoric handedness : some hard evidence / Natalie Uomini
Other Titles: EVOLANG6
Responsibility: editors Angelo Cangelosi, Andrew D.M. Smith & Kenny Smith.


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