The Evolution of Language: Proceedings of the 6th International Conference (EVOLANG6) Rome, Italy 12-15 April 2006

The Evolution of Language: Proceedings of the 6th International Conference (EVOLANG6) Rome, Italy 12-15 April 2006

by Angelo Cangelosi

ISBN-10: 9812566562

ISBN-13: 9789812566560

Pub. Date: 05/28/2006

Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Company, Incorporated

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Table of Contents

The mirror system hypothesis : from a macaque-like mirror system to imitation3
Bootstrapping communication in language games : strategy, topology and all that11
Language learning, power laws, and sexual selection19
The Baldwin effect works for functional, but not arbitrary, features of language27
On the emergence of compositionality35
Towards a fixed word order in a society of agents : a data-driven baseline perspective43
Simulation model for the evolution of language with spatial topology51
Mostly out of Africa, but what did the others have to say?59
A comparison of the articulatory parameters involved in the production of sound of bonobos and modern humans67
Generalised signalling : a possible solution to the paradox of language75
Innateness and culture in the evolution of language83
Early human language was isolating-monocategorial-associational91
Computational simulation on the coevolution of compositionality and regularity99
An epistemological inquiry into the "what is language" question and the "what did language evolve for" question107
Minimalist foundations of language evolution : on the question of why language is the way it is115
Why has ambiguous syntax emerged?123
Convex meanings and evolutionary stability139
Natural-language "cheap talk" enables coordination on a social-dilemma game in a culturally homogeneous population145
Constraining the time when language evolved152
Working backwards from modern language to proto-grammar160
Language co-evolved with the rule of law168
A saltationist approach for the evolution of human cognition and language176
Interaction of developmental and evolutionary processes in the emergence of spoken language184
Labels facilitate learning of novel categories190
Emergence of communication in teams of embodied and situated agents198
A language emergence model predicts word order bias206
Talking to oneself as a selective pressure for the emergence of language214
Learning models for language acquisition222
Simulating the evolutionary emergence of language : a research agenda230
Evolving the narrow language faculty : was recursion the pivotal step?239
From mouth to hand247
Diffusion of genes and languages in human evolution255
Differences and similarities between the natural gestural communication of the great apes and human children267
The evolution of language as a precursor to the evolution of morality275
Modelling the transition to learned communication : an initial investigation into the ecological conditions favouring cultural transmission283
Towards a spatial language for mobile robots291
Why talk? : speaking as selfish behaviour299
Semantic reconstructibility and the complexification of language307
The protolanguage debate : bridging the gap?315
How to do experiments in artificial language evolution and why323
The implications of bilingualism and multilingualism for potential evolved language mechanisms333
Selection dynamics in language form and language meaning341
A statistical analysis of language evolution348
Evolutionary games and semantic universals356
Overextensions and the emergence of compositionality364
Grammaticalisation and evolution372
Stages in the evolution and development of sign use (SEDSU)379
Alarm calls and organised imperatives in male putty-nosed monkeys389
Perception acquisition as the causes for transition patterns in phonological evolution391
The evolution of syntactic capacity from navigational ability393
The subtle interplay between language and category acquisition and how it explains the universality of colour categories395
The evolution of meaningful combinatoriality397
The adaptive advantages of knowledge transmission399
Determining signaler intentions; use of multiple gestures in captive Bornean orangutans (Pongo pygmaeus)401
Nuclear schizophrenic symptoms as the key to the origins of language403
Articulator constraints and the descended larynx405
Evolutionary support for a procedural semantics for generalised quantifiers407
The evolution of spoken language : a comparative approach409
Allee effect on language evolution411
Rapidity of fading and the emergence of duality of patterning413
Reconsidering Kirby's compositionality model towards modelling grammaticalisation415
The interrelated evolutions of colour vision, colour and colour terms417
A little bit more, a lot better : language emergence from quantitative to qualitative change419
Major transitions in the evolution of language421
Modelling unidirectionality in semantic change423
The origin of music and its linguistic significance for modern humans425
Co-evolution of language and behaviour in autonomous robots428
Iconic versus arbitrary mappings and the cultural transmission of language430
Mother Tongue : concominant replacement of language and MtDNA in south caspian populations of Iran432
What can grammaticalization tell us about the origins of language?434
Bootstrapping shared combinatorial speech codes from basic imitation : the role of self-organization436
How language can guide intelligence438
The roles of segmentation ability in language evolution440
Primate social cognition and the cognitive precursors of language442
Agonistic screams in wild chimpanzees : candidates for functionally referential signals443
An individual-based mechanism for adaptive semantic change445
A holistic protolanguage cannot be stored, cannot be retrieved447
Recombinance in the evolution of language449
Ape gestures and human language452
Prehistoric handedness : some hard evidence453
Lateralization of intentional gestures in non human primates : baboons communicate with their right hand455
Emergence of grammar as revealed by visual imprinting in newly-hatched chicks457
Beyond the argument from design459

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