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Reconciling vague and formal models of language evolution

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  09 August 2006

Henry Brighton*
Affiliation:
Center for Adaptive Behavior and Cognition, Max Planck Institute for Human Development, 14195Berlin, Germanyhttp://www.ling.ed.ac.uk/~henrybhttp://www-abc.mpib-berlin.mpg.de/users/matahttp://www-abc.mpib-berlin.mpg.de/users/wilke

Abstract:

One way of dealing with the proliferation of conjectures that accompany the diverse study of the evolution of language is to develop precise and testable models which reveal otherwise latent implications. We suggest how verbal theories of the role of individual development in language evolution can benefit from formal modeling, and vice versa.

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Copyright © Cambridge University Press 2006

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