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The influence of language experience on categorical perception of pitch contours
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This study investigates not only the influence of tone language vs. non-tone language experience (German vs. Mandarin, Cantonese, and German) on the categorical perception of pitch contours. Expand
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Vocabulary does not complicate the simple view of reading
Abstract Gough and Tunmer’s (1986) simple view of reading (SVR) proposed that reading comprehension (RC) is a function of language comprehension (LC) and word recognition/decoding. Braze et al.Expand
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Language change and social networks
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This paper presents an agent-based computer model which simulates language change as a process of innovation diffusion, to address the threshold problem of language change. Expand
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Temporal relation between top-down and bottom-up processing in lexical tone perception
  • L. Shuai, T. Gong
  • Computer Science, Medicine
  • Front. Behav. Neurosci.
  • 11 December 2013
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We studied the temporal relationship between bottom-up and top-down processing in lexical tone perception, with the purpose of not only examining the underlying mechanisms of lexical Tone perception but also shedding valuable light on the general models of speech perception concerning tonal languages. Expand
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Exploring the Roles of Complex Networks in Linguistic Categorization
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This article adopts the category game model, which simulates the origins and evolution of linguistic categories in a group of artificial agents, to evaluate the effect of social structure on linguistic categorization. Expand
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Modeling the emergence of universality in color naming patterns
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We find that a simple perceptual constraint shared by all humans, namely the human Just Noticeable Difference (JND), is sufficient to trigger the emergence of universal patterns that unconstrained cultural interaction fails to produce. Expand
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A Computational Framework to Simulate the Coevolution of Language and Social Structure
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In this paper, a multi-agent computational model is proposed to simulate the coevolution of social structure and compositional protolanguage from a holistic signaling system through iterative interactions within a heterogeneous population. Expand
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A simulation study exploring the role of cultural transmission in language evolution
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A multi-agent computational model that adopts this framework is designed to evaluate the relative roles of these forms of cultural transmission in language evolution. Expand
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Modelling language evolution: Examples and predictions.
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We survey recent computer modelling research of language evolution, focusing on a rule-based model simulating the lexicon-syntax coevolution and an equation- based model quantifying the language competition dynamics. Expand
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Principles of parametric estimation in modeling language competition
  • Menghan Zhang, T. Gong
  • Computer Science, Medicine
  • Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
  • 28 May 2013
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We propose a language diffusion principle and two language inheritance principles to compute two critical parameters, namely the impacts and inheritance rates of competing languages, in our language competition model derived from the Lotka–Volterra competition model in evolutionary biology. Expand
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