Cultural selection for learnability: Three principles underlying the view that language adapts to be learnable

Henry Brighton, Simon Kirby, Kenny Smith

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Abstract

Brighton et al. encourage others to investigate how factors other than innate individual psychological biases could influence the shape of languages.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLanguage origins
Subtitle of host publicationPerspectives on evolution, ed. M. Tallerman
Pages291-309
Number of pages19
Publication statusPublished - 2005
Externally publishedYes

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NameLanguage origins: Perspectives on evolution, ed. M. Tallerman

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Psychological
Learnability
Cultural Selection
Language

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Brighton, H., Kirby, S., & Smith, K. (2005). Cultural selection for learnability: Three principles underlying the view that language adapts to be learnable. In Language origins: Perspectives on evolution, ed. M. Tallerman (pp. 291-309). (Language origins: Perspectives on evolution, ed. M. Tallerman).
Brighton, Henry ; Kirby, Simon ; Smith, Kenny. / Cultural selection for learnability : Three principles underlying the view that language adapts to be learnable. Language origins: Perspectives on evolution, ed. M. Tallerman. 2005. pp. 291-309 (Language origins: Perspectives on evolution, ed. M. Tallerman).
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Cultural selection for learnability : Three principles underlying the view that language adapts to be learnable. / Brighton, Henry; Kirby, Simon; Smith, Kenny.

Language origins: Perspectives on evolution, ed. M. Tallerman. 2005. p. 291-309 (Language origins: Perspectives on evolution, ed. M. Tallerman).

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