The Interactive Origin of Iconicity

  title={The Interactive Origin of Iconicity},
  author={M. Tamariz and S. Roberts and J. I. Mart{\'i}nez and J. Santiago},
  journal={Cognitive science},
  volume={42 1},
  • M. Tamariz, S. Roberts, +1 author J. Santiago
  • Published 2018
  • Medicine, Computer Science, Psychology
  • Cognitive science
  • We investigate the emergence of iconicity, specifically a bouba-kiki effect in miniature artificial languages under different functional constraints: when the languages are reproduced and when they are used communicatively. We ran transmission chains of (a) participant dyads who played an interactive communicative game and (b) individual participants who played a matched learning game. An analysis of the languages over six generations in an iterated learning experiment revealed that in the… CONTINUE READING

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