The evolution of case systems for marking event structure

@inproceedings{Trijp2012TheEO,
  title={The evolution of case systems for marking event structure},
  author={Remi van Trijp},
  year={2012}
}
Case has fascinated linguists for centuries without however revealing its most important secrets. This paper offers operational explanations for case through language game experiments in which autonomous agents describe real-world events to each other. The experiments demonstrate (a) why a language may develop a case system, (b) how a population can self-organize a case system, and (c) why and how an existing case system may take on new functions in a language. 
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