By Angelo Cangelosi
This quantity contains refereed papers and abstracts from the sixth foreign convention at the Evolution of Language (EVOLANG6). The biennial EVOLANG convention specializes in the origins and evolution of human language, and brings jointly researchers from many disciplines together with anthropology, archaeology, synthetic lifestyles, biology, cognitive technology, desktop technological know-how, ethology, genetics, linguistics, neuroscience, palaeontology, primatology, and psychology.The assortment provides the newest theoretical, experimental and modeling learn on language evolution, and contains contributions from the best scientists within the box, together with T Fitch, V Gallese, S Mithen, D Parisi, A Piazza & L Cavali Sforza, R Seyfarth & D Cheney, L Steels, L Talmy and M Tomasello.
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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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