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Cultural Evolution: Society, Technology, Language, And Religion

Cultural Evolution: Society, Technology, Language, And Religion

by Peter J. Richerson

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|November 1, 2013

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Leading scholars report on current research that demonstrates the central role of cultural evolution in explaining human behavior. Over the past few decades, a growing body of research has emerged from a variety of disciplines to highlight the importance of…
Creating Language: Integrating Evolution, Acquisition, and Processing

Creating Language: Integrating Evolution, Acquisition, and Processing

by Morten H. Christiansen

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|April 20, 2018

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A work that reveals the profound links between the evolution, acquisition, and processing of language, and proposes a new integrative framework for the language sciences. Language is a hallmark of the human species; the flexibility and unbounded expressivity of…
Language Evolution

Language Evolution

by Morten H. Christiansen

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|December 16, 2004

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What is it that makes us human? This is one of the most challenging and important questions we face. Our species' defining characteristic is language - we appear to be unique in the natural world in having such an incredibly open-ended system for putting…
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Setting forth the state of the art, leading researchers present a survey on the fast-developing field of Connectionist Psycholinguistics: using connectionist or neural networks, which are inspired by brain architecture, to model empirical data on human language…
Language Universals

Language Universals

by Morten H. Christiansen

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|February 8, 2009

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Languages differ from one another in bewildering and seemingly arbitrary ways. For example, in English, the verb precedes the direct object ('understand the proof'), but in Japanese, the direct object comes first. In some languages, such as Mohawk, it is not even…