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Peer Review Status: Refereed
Title: Models of language evolution and change
Author(s): Smith, Andrew D M
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Keywords: language evolution
formal models
cultural evolution
iterated learning
language games
complex adaptive systems
Issue Date: May-2014
Date Deposited: 4-Mar-2014
Citation: Smith ADM (2014) Models of language evolution and change. Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Cognitive Science, 5 (3), pp. 281-293.
Abstract: In the absence of direct evidence of the emergence of language, the explicitness of formal models which allow the exploration of interactions between multiple complex adaptive systems has proven to be an important tool. Computational simulations have been at the heart of the field of evolutionary linguistics for the past two decades, particularly through the language game and iterated learning paradigms, but these are now being extended and complemented in a number of directions, through formal mathematical models, language-ready robotic agents, and experimental simulations in the laboratory.
DOI Link: 10.1002/wcs.1285
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