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From the Publisher"A study of the relationship between language learning by individuals and the evolution of language gives rise to a host of issues, all of them controversial.
Niyogi has first provided a lucid discussion of many of these issues and then suggested a very interesting formal and computational model, based primarily on a distribution over the grammars of a population of learners. Linguists and computational linguists of different persuasions will find this book very rewarding."—Aravind K. Joshi, Henry Salvatori Professor of Computer and Cognitive Science, University of Pennsylvania
"Biological evolution can only be understood by thinking in terms of populations. This book helps us to think in terms of linguistic populations. The vast array of examples and models offers a wealth of tools for understanding the dynamics of the subtle interplay between language evolution and language learning." Karl Sigmund , Faculty for Mathematics, University of Vienna
"*The Harmonic Mind* is a very comprehensive and ambitious effort to integrate connectionist and symbolic processing, and Smolensky, Legendre, and their associates present this integration in the domain of language. Researchers of different persuasions in cognitive science and linguistics will find these volumes very rewarding. I believe that the research presented here will raise very substantially the level of discourse concerning the relationship of connectionism and symbolic processing."—Aravind K. Joshi, Henry Salvatori Professor of Computer and Cognitive Science, University of Pennsylvania