* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
LINGUIST List logo Eastern Michigan University Wayne State University *
* People & Organizations * Jobs * Calls & Conferences * Publications * Language Resources * Text & Computer Tools * Teaching & Learning * Mailing Lists * Search *
* *
LINGUIST List 17.53

Tue Jan 10 2006

Media: The Economist: Looking for a Sign

Editor for this issue: Amy Renaud <renaudlinguistlist.org>


To post to LINGUIST, use our convenient web form at http://linguistlist.org/LL/posttolinguist.html.
Directory
        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'

http://www.economist.com/displaystory.cfm?story_id=5135495


Galantucci's paper is available at:

http://www.haskins.yale.edu/Haskins/STAFF/galantucci2005reprint1



Kind regards,
Simona Fina


Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science


Respond to list|Read more issues|LINGUIST home page|Top of issue




Please report any bad links or misclassified data

LINGUIST Homepage | Read LINGUIST | Contact us

NSF Logo

While the LINGUIST List makes every effort to ensure the linguistic relevance of sites listed
on its pages, it cannot vouch for their contents.