Learning , Bottlenecksand Infinity : a working modelof the evolution of syntactic communication

@inproceedings{LanguageEvolutionandComputationResearchUnit19,
  title={Learning , Bottlenecksand Infinity : a working modelof the evolution of syntactic communication},
  author={SimonKirby LanguageEvolutionandComputationResearchUnit and U. E. Simon},
  year={1999}
}
  • SimonKirby LanguageEvolutionandComputationResearchUnit, U. E. Simon
  • Published 1999
Humanlanguageis uniquein having a learned,arbitrarymappingbetweenmeaningsandsignalsthat is compositional andrecursi ve. This paperpresentsa new approachto understandingits origins andevolution. Ratherthanturning to naturalselectionfor an explanation,it is arguedthat generalpropertiesof the transmissionof learnedbehaviour are sufficient to explain… CONTINUE READING