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Arbitrary Imitation, Pattern Completion and the Origin and Evolution of Human Communication

  title={Arbitrary Imitation, Pattern Completion and the Origin and Evolution of Human Communication},
  author={Monica Tamariz},
Arbitrary imitation, Pattern Completion and the Origin and Evolution of Human Communication Monica Tamariz (monica@ling.ed.ac.uk) Language Evolution and Computation, PPLS The University of Edinburgh 3 Charles Street, Edinburgh EH8 9AD, UK Abstract he did not even attempt to. Mindlessly imitated behavior, especially if it is not costly, may entrench the use of non-functional patterns in a community; this increases the degree of structure (reduces randomness) in the cultural environment, which… 
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