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'