Replication and Emergence Processes in Language Evolution

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Abstract

Replication and emergence characterize many complex adaptive systems such as life or the immune system. In this paper I propose that the evolution of language structure over generations is best explained by a conjunction of replication and emergence processes at the level of linguistic utterances…
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Evolution of Language: Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on the Evolution of Language
EditorsThomas C. Scott-Phillips, Monica Tamariz, Erica Cartmill, James Hurford
PublisherWorld Scientific Publishing
Pages553-554
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)9789814401517
ISBN (Print)9789814401494
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Event9th International Conference on the Evolution of Language - Kyoto, Japan
Duration: 13 Mar 201216 Mar 2012

Conference

Conference9th International Conference on the Evolution of Language
Abbreviated titleEvoLang IX
Country/TerritoryJapan
CityKyoto
Period13/03/1216/03/12

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