LINGUIST List 12.2890

Mon Nov 19 2001

Books: Anthropological/Computational Ling

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  1. Angelo Cangelosi, Anthro/Computational Ling: Simulating the Evolution of Language

Message 1: Anthro/Computational Ling: Simulating the Evolution of Language

Date: Fri, 16 Nov 2001 14:49:43 +0000
From: Angelo Cangelosi <angelosoc.plym.ac.uk>
Subject: Anthro/Computational Ling: Simulating the Evolution of Language

New book announcement:

Cangelosi A. & Parisi D. (Eds.) (2001).

Simulating the Evolution of Language.

London: Springer. 

http://www.tech.plym.ac.uk/soc/staff/angelo/book2001-TOC.html

SUMMARY

This volume provides a comprehensive survey of the computational
models and methodologies used for studying the origin and evolution of
language and communication. With contributions from the most
influential figures in the field, Simulating the Evolution of Language
presents and summarises current computational approaches to language
evolution and highlights new lines of development. Among the main
discussion points are:

-Analysis of emerging linguistic behaviours and structures
-Demonstration of the strict interaction and interdependence between
 language and other non-linguistic abilities
-Direct comparisons between simulation studies and empirical research

Essential reading for researchers and students in the areas of
evolutionary and adaptive systems, language evolution, modelling and
linguistics, it will also be of particular interest to computer
scientists working on multi-agent systems, robotics and internet
agents.

TABLE OF CONTENT

PART I INTRODUCTION

Chapter 1: Computer Simulation: A New Scientific Approach to the Study of
	 Language Evolution
Angelo Cangelosi & Domenico Parisi 

Chapter 2: An Introduction to Methods for Simulating the Evolution of Language
	 Huck Turner 

PART II EVOLUTION OF SIGNALING SYSTEMS

Chapter 3: Adaptive Factors in the Evolution of Signaling Systems
Jason Noble, Ezequiel Di Paolo, Seth Bullock 

Chapter 4: Evolving Sound Systems
Bart De Boer 

Chapter 5: The Evolution of Dialect Diversity
Daniel Livingstone 

PART III EVOLUTION OF SYNTAX

Chapter 6: The Emergence of Linguistic Structure: An Overview of the
	 Iterated Learning Model
Simon Kirby & Jim Hurford 

Chapter 7: Population Dynamics of Grammar Acquisition
Natalia L. Komarova & Martin A. Nowak 

Chapter 8: The role of sequential learning in language evolution:
	 Computational and experimental studies
Morten Christiansen, Michelle R. Ellefson, Christopher M. Conway & Rick
A.C. Dale 

PART IV GROUNDING OF LANGUAGE

Chapter 9: Symbol Grounding and the Symbolic Theft Hypothesis 
Angelo Cangelosi, Alberto Greco & Stevan Harnad 

Chapter 10: Grounding Symbols through Evolutionary Language Games
Luc Steels

PART V BEHAVIORAL AND NEURAL FACTORS

Chapter 11: Grounding the Mirror System Hypothesis for the Evolution of the
	Language-ready Brain
Michael Arbib 

Chapter 12: A Unified Simulation Scenario for Language Development,
	 Evolution, and Historical Change
Domenico Parisi & Angelo Cangelosi 

PART VI BEHAVIORAL AND NEURAL FACTORS

Chapter 13: Auto-Organisation and Emergence of Shared Language Structure
Edwin Hutchins & Brian Hazlehurst

Chapter 14: The constructive approach to the dynamical view of language
Takashi Hashimoto

PART VII CONCLUSION

Chapter 15: Some Facts about Primate (including Human) Communication and
	 Social Learning
Michael Tomasello 
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