The emergence of language: neural and adaptive agent models

  title={The emergence of language: neural and adaptive agent models},
  author={Angelo Cangelosi},
  journal={Connect. Sci.},
Studies of the emergence of language focus on the evolutionary and developmental factors that affect the acquisition and auto-organization of a linguistic communication system (MacWhinney 1999, Knight et al. 2000). In particular, emergentist accounts of language emphasize the extent to which a complex set of communicative behaviours and forms arise from a few simple mechanisms. Various factors can contribute to the emergence of language. Some of these relate to language-specific abilities, such… CONTINUE READING


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