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Co-evolution of language and of the language acquisition device

Ted Briscoe
1997 Proceedings of the 35th annual meeting on Association for Computational Linguistics -  
on the setting of parameters.  ...  Ew)lutionary simulations suggest that a lea.rner with default initial settings for parameters will emerge, provided that learning is memory limited and the environment of linguistic adaptation contains  ...  The Language Acquisition Device A model of the Language Acquisition Device (LAD) incorporates a UG with associated parameters, a parser, and an algorithm for updating initial parameter settings on parse  ... 
doi:10.3115/976909.979671 dblp:conf/acl/Briscoe97 fatcat:l34zf3o7v5gexn5m5znr4hnsky

Co-evolution of Language and of the Language Acquisition Device [article]

Ted Briscoe
1997 arXiv   pre-print
on the setting of parameters.  ...  Evolutionary simulations suggest that a learner with default initial settings for parameters will emerge, provided that learning is memory limited and the environment of linguistic adaptation contains  ...  The Language Acquisition Device A model of the Language Acquisition Device (LAD) incorporates a UG with associated parameters, a parser, and an algorithm for updating initial parameter settings on parse  ... 
arXiv:cmp-lg/9705001v1 fatcat:e5envek3w5glncr6p43t242lsy

Co-evolution of language and of the language acquisition device

Ted Briscoe
1997 Proceedings of the eighth conference on European chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics -   unpublished
on the setting of parameters.  ...  Ew)lutionary simulations suggest that a lea.rner with default initial settings for parameters will emerge, provided that learning is memory limited and the environment of linguistic adaptation contains  ...  The Language Acquisition Device A model of the Language Acquisition Device (LAD) incorporates a UG with associated parameters, a parser, and an algorithm for updating initial parameter settings on parse  ... 
doi:10.3115/979617.979671 fatcat:yyfn62ldsrhf3krblt7hken5vu

The biological and cultural foundations of language

Morten H. Christiansen, Nick Chater, Florencia Reali
2009 Communicative & Integrative Biology  
language acquisition device 19 or language instinct, 3 but because language has culturally evolved to be easily learned and processed.  ...  Notice too that the richness of the various constraints on language evolution also serve to dramatically simplify the problem of language acquisition: crucially, each new generation of learners embodies  ... 
doi:10.4161/cib.2.3.8034 pmid:19641735 pmcid:PMC2717525 fatcat:z7kagyahfvc55ncwqxvneup3pa

Building the tower of babble

Natalia Komarova, Marc Hauser
2001 Trends in Cognitive Sciences  
Scott Weinstein took this framework one step further by showing how language and learning acquisition devices might co-evolve.  ...  Martin Nowak and Natalia Komarova have integrated ideas from evolutionary biology and current learning theory into a series of mathematical models of language acquisition and evolution 8 .  ... 
doi:10.1016/s1364-6613(00)01768-x pmid:11707368 fatcat:gpfviacbnrgg5m4mgcafemtg5m

What Makes Humans Different

Ehud Lamm
2014 BioScience  
Better understanding of language evolution may help understand the social-cultural, cognitive, neurobiological, and genetic bases of language, establish the relation between language and other aspects  ...  of human intelligence, refine our understanding of human evolution more generally, and better understand the role of language-driven cultural evolution in human evolution.  ...  to expect that research on language evolution is concerned with the evolution of the LAD, the proverbial innate Language Acquisition Device.  ... 
doi:10.1093/biosci/biu140 fatcat:yz7rnbgvgnge3hbs2celpb3xwa

Language Is a Complex Adaptive System: Position Paper

Clay Beckner, Richard Blythe, Joan Bybee, Morten H. Christiansen, William Croft, Nick C. Ellis, John Holland, Jinyun Ke, Diane Larsen-Freeman, Tom Schoenemann
2009 Language Learning  
The CAS approach reveals commonalities in many areas of language research, including first and second language acquisition, historical linguistics, psycholinguistics, language evolution, and computational  ...  linguistics, and language evolution.  ... 
doi:10.1111/j.1467-9922.2009.00533.x fatcat:yidre2eko5fypekqr2w6dqmogu

CALL theory [chapter]

Mathias Schulze, Kyle Scholz
2016 Language-Learner Computer Interactions  
Language has a fundamentally social function. Processes of human interaction along with domain-general cognitive processes shape the structure and knowledge of language.  ...  Recent research in the cognitive sciences has demonstrated that patterns of use strongly affect how language is acquired, is used, and changes.  ...  The CAS approach reveals commonalities in many areas of language research, including first and second language acquisition, historical linguistics, psycholinguistics, language evolution, and computational  ... 
doi:10.1075/lsse.2.04sch fatcat:nza4l4l2dzewbleg3jhbgy3v4m

Language Evolution, Acquisition, Adaptation and Change [chapter]

Luke Strongman
2017 Sociolinguistics - Interdisciplinary Perspectives  
The complex issue of language evolution continues to perplex because of its associations with culture, social behaviour and the development of the human mind.  ...  This occurs through changes in the population size of the people who use them, the frequency and form of their use in different media, through migration and through inter-mixing with other languages.  ...  Language Evolution, Acquisition, Adaptation and Change http://dx.doi.org/10.5772/67767  ... 
doi:10.5772/67767 fatcat:tunvvrsijbbzfiyc2yavs4cutm

Language has evolved to depend on multiple-cue integration [chapter]

Morten H. Christiansen
2013 The Evolutionary Emergence of Language  
Recent research on language evolution suggests that language to a large extent has been shaped by cultural evolution to fit domain-general constraints deriving from the human brain.  ...  I conclude that the integration of phonological cues with other types of information is integral to the computational architecture of our language capacity.  ...  Acknowledgments Many thanks to Christina Behme and four anonymous reviewers for helpful comments on a previous version of this chapter.  ... 
doi:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199654840.003.0003 fatcat:t7rss4rkjreljca7okqy3pcmvy

Pragmatic markers: the missing link between language and Theory of Mind

Paula Rubio-Fernandez
2020 Synthese  
I hypothesize that pragmatic markers connect language and Theory of Mind and enable their co-development and co-evolution through a positive feedback loop, whereby the development of one skill boosts the  ...  I therefore propose that, in order to understand the relationship between language and Theory of Mind, we should study pragmatics at three parallel timescales: during language acquisition, language use  ...  and phylogeny, and co-develop in ontogeny through the acquisition, use and cultural evolution of pragmatic markers.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s11229-020-02768-z fatcat:x26rjh7kwjbkdge3ncwj6lju5i

Universal Grammar is a universal grammar

Ramón Casares
2017 Figshare  
We answer the first showing that the syntax of a complete language can be decidable, and blaming functional semantics for the undecidability, where functional semantics is the semantics of syntax.  ...  The thesis supports the weak version of the linguistic relativity hypothesis, and explains the role played by language in the cognitive gap that separates our species from the rest.  ...  of view of language acquisition, but, to compare Universal Grammar with a computing device, we need to see it from the computational point of view.  ... 
doi:10.6084/m9.figshare.4956764.v1 fatcat:ricybalftbhafhm4535e73dypy

Page 3972 of Psychological Abstracts Vol. 84, Issue 9 [page]

1997 Psychological Abstracts  
of language(s) and the links between bilingualism, cognition and education © emphasis is on looking at the cultural and cross-linguistic bases of the acquisition of com- municative competence in a social  ...  devel- opmental framework provides a logical base for theories of language evolution it is suggested that, as in ontogeny, language evolution began in mother-child dyads with the communication of simple  ... 

Language evolution as cultural evolution: how language is shaped by the brain

Nick Chater, Morten H. Christiansen
2010 Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Cognitive Science  
, but because language has been shaped to fit the brain, a process of cultural evolution.  ...  Instead, we propose that the close fit between languages and language learners, which make language acquisition possible, arises not because humans possess a specialized biological adaptation for language  ...  LANGUAGE ACQUISITION MEETS LANGUAGE EVOLUTION If language has been shaped by the brain, then the problem of language acquisition is dramatically simplified.  ... 
doi:10.1002/wcs.85 pmid:26271649 fatcat:3but4nxjofhmrpy3gx75nby5hi

Restrictions on biological adaptation in language evolution

N. Chater, F. Reali, M. H. Christiansen
2009 Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America  
The genetic basis of human language acquisition and processing did not co-evolve with language, but primarily pre-dates the emergence of language.  ...  Language acquisition and processing are governed by genetic constraints.  ...  (A) Influence across generations is as in Fig. 3 . 3 Co-evolution of language and language genes.  ... 
doi:10.1073/pnas.0807191106 pmid:19164588 pmcid:PMC2633574 fatcat:leiupomirrhgzeo4454hrc4pfa
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