LINGUIST List 17.53
Tue Jan 10 2006
Media: The Economist: Looking for a Sign
Editor for this issue: Amy Renaud
The Economist: Looking for a Sign
Message 1: The Economist: Looking for a Sign
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