The Resource Experiments in cultural language evolution, edited by Luc Steels

Experiments in cultural language evolution, edited by Luc Steels

Label
Experiments in cultural language evolution
Title
Experiments in cultural language evolution
Statement of responsibility
edited by Luc Steels
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The fascinating question of the origins and evolution of language has been drawing a lot of attention recently, not only from linguists, but also from anthropologists, evolutionary biologists, and brain scientists. This groundbreaking book explores the cultural side of language evolution. It proposes a new overarching framework based on linguistic selection and self-organization and explores it in depth through sophisticated computer simulations and robotic experiments. Each case study investigates how a particular type of language system can emerge in a population of language game playing agents and how it can continue to evolve in order to cope with changes in ecological conditions. Case studies cover on the one hand the emergence of concepts and words for proper names, color terms, names for bodily actions, spatial terms and multi-dimensional words. The second set of experiments focuses on the emergence of grammar, specifically case grammar for expressing argument structure, functional grammar for expressing different uses of spatial relations, internal agreement systems for marking constituent structure, morphological expression of aspect, and quantifiers expressed as articles. The book is ideally suited as study material for an advanced course on language evolution and it will be of interest to anyone who wonders how human languages may have originated."--Provided by publisher
Member of
Cataloging source
MHW
Dewey number
306.44
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
P35
LC item number
.E93 2012eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Advances in interaction studies; v. 3
Label
Experiments in cultural language evolution, edited by Luc Steels
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. 1. Emergence of perceptually grounded vocabularies -- pt. 2. Emergence of grammatical systems
Control code
ocn775873035
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 306 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781280497643
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
9786613592873
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
359287
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b34136095
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)775873035
  • pebcs1280497645

Library Locations

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      75 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds, Victoria, 3216, AU
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