Reconciling vague and formal models of language evolution

Henry Brighton*, Rui Mata, Andreas Wilke

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One way of dealing with the proliferation of conjectures that accompany the diverse study of the evolution of language is to develop precise and testable models which reveal otherwise latent implications. We suggest how verbal theories of the role of individual development in language evolution can benefit from formal modeling, and vice versa.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)282-282
Number of pages1
JournalBehavioral and Brain Sciences
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2006
Externally publishedYes


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