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The pioneering linguist Benjamin Whorf (1897--1941) grasped the dating among human language and human pondering: how language can form our innermost options. His uncomplicated thesis is that our conception of the realm and our methods of pondering it are deeply motivated through the constitution of the languages we communicate. The writings accrued during this quantity comprise vital papers at the Maya, Hopi, and Shawnee languages in addition to extra common reflections on language and meaning.

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The fraction of structured topics with which the agents are presented is called the task complexity. When it is 0, agents only have to verbalize the atomic topics, and when it is 1, they verbalize only the structured ones. With intermediate values, they eventually get to see them all. Language Model. The agents are implemented using the Fluid Construction Grammar (FCG) formalism (De Beule & Steels, 2005; Steels, De Beule, & Neubauer, 2005) which is a general unification-based inference engine, designed to support experiments in the self-organization of language.

A learning period in which not all form-meaning pairs appear 5. and environmental structure which favours some meanings In the simulation, initial (proto)languages are holistic and non-compositional but chance regularities which emerge in form-meaning mappings are acquired by 24 learners, who then reliably exemplify them for the next generation of learners, because regularities are, by definition, more frequent in data. Thus, over time the language evolves to be mostly compositional and regular.

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