Language evolution is shaped by the structure of the world: An iterated learning analysis

@inproceedings{Perfors2011LanguageEI,
  title={Language evolution is shaped by the structure of the world: An iterated learning analysis},
  author={Amy Perfors and Daniel J. Navarro},
  booktitle={CogSci},
  year={2011}
}
Language evolution is shaped by the structure of the world: An iterated learning analysis Amy Perfors (amy.perfors@adelaide.edu.au) School of Psychology, University of Adelaide Daniel Navarro (daniel.navarro@adelaide.edu.au) School of Psychology, University of Adelaide Abstract Human languages vary in many ways, but also show strik- ing cross-linguistic universals. Why do these universals ex- ist? Recent theoretical results demonstrate that Bayesian learn- ers transmitting language to each… CONTINUE READING

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