Kinship Categories Across Languages Reflect General Communicative Principles

@article{Kemp2012KinshipCA,
  title={Kinship Categories Across Languages Reflect General Communicative Principles},
  author={Charles Kemp and Terry Regier},
  journal={Science},
  year={2012},
  volume={336},
  pages={1049 - 1054}
}
Languages vary in their systems of kinship categories, but the scope of possible variation appears to be constrained. [] Key Result Because the principles of simplicity and informativeness are also relevant to other semantic domains, the trade-off between them may provide a domain-general foundation for variation in category systems across languages.
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