Emergent Syntax: The Unremitting Value of Computational Modeling for Understanding the Origins of Complex Language

@inproceedings{Zuidema2001EmergentST,
  title={Emergent Syntax: The Unremitting Value of Computational Modeling for Understanding the Origins of Complex Language},
  author={Willem H. Zuidema},
  booktitle={ECAL},
  year={2001}
}
In this paper we explore the similarities between a mathematical model of language evolution and several A-life simulations. We argue that the mathematical model makes some problematic simplifications, but that a combination with computational models can help to adapt and extend existing language evolution scenario’s. 

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