The next toolkit

  title={The next toolkit},
  author={Janet B. Pierrehumbert},
  journal={J. Phonetics},
Language is an example of collective behavior, and it is a type of collective behavior for which people are highly adapted. Comparable systems in other creatures in no way approach the level of organization found in human languages. Language provides a canonical example of a complex system: robust, adaptable, and selfassembling. Self-assembly occurs both in the cognitive system (as children bootstrap a complex generative system from limited and varied exposure to its manifestations) and in… CONTINUE READING
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