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The Social Origins of Language

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Presents a new theoretical framework for the origins of human language and sets key issues in language evolution in their wider context within biological and cultural evolution


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Preposition Placement in English: A Usage-Based Approach

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Title: The Origins of Vowel Systems
Written By: Bart de Boer
Series Title: Studies in the Evolution of Language
Description:

This book addresses universal tendencies of human vowel systems from the point of view of self-organization. It uses computer simulations to show that the same universal tendencies found in human languages can be reproduced in a population of artificial agents. These agents learn and use vowels with human-like perception and production, using a learning algorithm that is cognitively plausible. The implications of these results for the evolution of language are then explored.

Publication Year: 2001
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Phonetics
Cognitive Science
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0198299656
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 182
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ISBN: 0198299664
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 182
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