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LINGUIST List 17.53

Tue Jan 10 2006

Media: The Economist: Looking for a Sign

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        1.    Simona Fina, The Economist: Looking for a Sign

Message 1: The Economist: Looking for a Sign
Date: 23-Dec-2005
From: Simona Fina <simona.finacredit-suisse.com>
Subject: The Economist: Looking for a Sign

In the Nov 10th issue of the Economist there was an interesting article
about how languages are created under experimental conditions.
A scientist, Bruno Galantucci, developed a game where players are required
to originate a novel human communication system in the context of a joint
activity and with no preestablished conventions to rely upon.

'Looking for a sign. People can communicate without agreeing on the meaning
of the terms'


Galantucci's paper is available at:


Kind regards,
Simona Fina

Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science

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