The evolution of polysemy in child language
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EditorWorld Scientific Publishing Company
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It has been hypothesized that early stages of language have left traces of simpler forms of language, for instance, in child language (Bickerton, 1990; Jackendoff, 1999). Word learning biases in children (Saxton, 2010) suggest constraints that human language had to meet at its very origin. Here a candidate for a new (to the best of our knowledge) learning bias is investigated: a global preference for words with a small number of meanings unraveled by the analysis of massive electronic corpora in English and Dutch…
CitacióCasas, B. [et al.]. The evolution of polysemy in child language. A: The Evolution of Language. "THE EVOLUTION OF LANGUAGE - Proceedings of the 10th International Conference (EVOLANG10)". Viena: World Scientific Publishing Company, 2014, p. 409-410.
Versió de l'editorhttp://www.worldscientific.com/doi/abs/10.1142/9789814603638_0068