Language evolution and an emergent property
- BiologyCurrent Opinion in Neurobiology
Verbalization of the Complex Concept Word/Language/Speech from Dual Linguistics Perspective
- LinguisticsArab World English Journal
The verbalization of the concept WORD / LANGUAGE / SPEECH is a complex phenomenon is viewed from the point of view of a new humanitarian branch – dual linguistics, a combination of scientific and…
Multiscale kinematic analysis reveals structural properties of change in evolving manual languages in the lab
Reverse engineering how language emerged is a daunting interdisciplinary project. Experimental cognitive science has contributed to this effort by eliciting in the lab constraints likely playing a…
Chunk-Based Memory Constraints on the Cultural Evolution of Language
- Linguistics, BiologyTop. Cogn. Sci.
This work highlights the contribution of a fundamental constraint on processing, the Now-or-Never bottleneck, and suggests that basic chunking mechanisms to rapidly compress and recode incoming linguistic input into increasingly abstract levels of representation influence linguistic structure across multiple time scales.
NON-LANGUAGE FACTORS AND LANGUAGE EVOLUTION
- Computer ScienceHumanities & Social Sciences Reviews
The language system, represented by gestalts on the conceptual level, is capable of evolution while knowledge accumulation occurs and meets the requirements for the metamorphosis and starts to absorb new information and adapt to the new conditions.
Chapter 3 Some language universals are historical accidents
In this short paper, I elaborate on previous work by Givón (1971) and Aristar (1991) to argue that a substantial part of the well-known word-order correlations is best explained by grammaticalisation…
The Human Brain Does Not Need High Levels of Motivation to Learn a Foreign Language: Motivation Has Had Its Day.
Language is nature in action and something humans do. This literature review presents evidence from the literature that suggests that learning a foreign language in a classroom situation does not…
Accounting for the emergence of referentiality from musical protolanguage: a role for cultural evolution
Cultural transmission of grammatical structure: Using a web-based iterated learning paradigm to investigate the emergence of systematicity in syntax
TIKKI TIKKI TEMBO : The Chemistry of Protolanguage
Protolanguage (Derek Bickerton) in linguistics corresponds to an evolutionary stage preceding the grammaticalized language as we know it. It could be possible to reconstruct the principles of…
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Linguistic Evolution Through Language Acquisition: Expression/induction models of language evolution: dimensions and issues
Compositional Syntax From Cultural Transmission
- LinguisticsArtificial Life
It is shown that the poverty of the stimulus introduces a pressure for compositional language structure when the authors consider language evolution resulting from iterated observational learning, and a mathematical model is used to map the space of parameters that result in compositional syntax.
Computational simulations of the emergence of grammar
- J. R. Hurford, M. Studdert-Kennedy, and C. Knight (Eds.), Approaches to the Evolution of Language: social and cognitive bases, pp. 405–426. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Expression/induction models of language evolution: dimensions and issues Linguistic Evolution Through Language Acquisition: Formal and Computational Models
- Expression/induction models of language evolution: dimensions and issues Linguistic Evolution Through Language Acquisition: Formal and Computational Models
Linguistic Adaptation without Linguistic Constraints: The Role of Sequential Learning in Language Evolution
Empirical assessment of stimulus poverty arguments
Abstract This article examines a type of argument for linguistic nativism that takes the following form: (i) a fact about some natural language is exhibited that allegedly could not be learned from…
The emergence of linguistic structure: an overview of the iterated learning model
As language users humans possess a culturally transmitted system of unparalleled complexity in the natural world. Linguistics has revealed over the past 40 years the degree to which the syntactic…