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Author Scott-Phillips, Thomas C.

Title The Evolution of Language : Proceedings of the 9th International Conference (Evolang 2012)
Published Singapore : World Scientific, 2012
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Contents Preface; Panel of Reviewers; Contents; Part I: Papers; Evolutionary parallels between language and tool use Michael A. Arbib; 1. Introduction; 2. Varieties of Imitation; 3. From Primate Gesture to Protosign; 4. Tool Making as a Hierarchical Skill; 4.1. Oldowan Tool Making; 4.2. Acheulean Tool Making; 4.3. The Emergence of Homo Sapiens; 5. Response to Reviewers; Acknowledgements; References; Cortico-cortical and cortico-cerebellar computations in language change Giorgos P. Argyropoulos; 1. Introduction: Neurolinguistics of Language Change
2. Cortico-Cortical and Cortico-Cerebellar Computations3. Associative and Categorical Neurolinguistic Computations; 4. Brain Circuits in Language Change; 4.1. Constrained Search in Language Processing and Change; 4.2. Prefabrication vs Schematization, Coalescence vs Analogical Leveling; 4.3. Metaphorical Extension and Metonymic Inferencing; 5. Conclusion; References; Towards language acquisition by cognitive developmental robotics Minoru Asada; 1. What's Cognitive Developmental Robotics?; 2. Vowel acquisition through mother-infant interaction
3. How Caregiver's Anticipation Shapes Infant's Vowel Through Mutual ImitationAcknowledgements; References; Protolanguage, discrete infinity and interfaces: Investigating the evolution of the language and music faculty within the minimalist program Rie Asano; 1. Introduction; 2. Comparative research on FL and FM; 2.1. Different formal representations of language and music; 2.2. Language = MERGE + interfaces? Music = MERGE + interfaces?; 2.3. Unique interface systems; 2.4. Asymmetry of interface systems and lexicon; 2.5. What does it say about the Evolution of FL and FM?; 3. Conclusion
AcknowledgementsReferences; Language and friendships: A co-evolution model of social and linguistic conventions Martin Bachwerk & Carl Vogel; 1. Introduction; 2. Model Overview; 3. Experiment Design; 4. Results and Discussion; 5. Conclusions and Future Work; References; Campbell's monkeys alarm calls are not morpheme-based Lluís Barceló-Coblijn & Antoni Gomila; 1. Introduction; 2. Campbell's monkey alarm call system; 3. A notion of morpheme for biolinguistics; 4. Information theory considerations; 5. Conclusions; Acknowledgements; References
On the inference 'Neanderthals had FOXP2 = they had complex language' Antonio Benítez-Burraco & Víctor M. Longa1. Introduction; 2. Some examples of the inference; 3. Why the inference ''Neanderthals had FOXP2 they had complex language" cannot be automatically accepted; Acknowledgements; References; The impact of L2 speakers on the evolution of case marking Christian Bentz & Bodo Winter; 1. Introduction; 2. The impact of L2 speakers on case systems; 3. Conclusion; References; Introducing pressure for expressivity into language evolution experiments Aleksandrs Berdicevskis; 1. Introduction
Summary Proceedings of Evolang IX, the 9th International Conference on the Evolution of Language. The Evolang conferences are the leading international conferences for new findings in the study of the origins and evolution of language. They attract a multidisciplinary audience. The proceedings are an important resource for researchers in the field
Notes 2. Methods
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Historical linguistics -- Congresses.
Genre/Form Conference papers and proceedings.
Conference papers and proceedings.
Form Electronic book
Author Cartmill, Erica A.
Tamariz, Mónica.
ISBN 9789814401500
9814401501