The Recruitment Theory of Language Origins

  title={The Recruitment Theory of Language Origins},
  author={Luc Steels},
The recruitment theory of language origins argues that language users recruit and try out different strategies for solving the task of communication and retain those that maximise communicative success and cognitive economy. Each strategy requires specific cognitive neural mechanisms, which in themselves serve a wide range of purposes and therefore may have evolved or could be learned independently of language. The application of a strategy has an impact on the properties of the emergent… CONTINUE READING
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