Language Evolution: Empirical approaches
Readings: Kirby et al. (2008).
- What does this sentence mean? (Bottom right, p10685): "In particular, language faces the problem of being reproducible from a subsample."
- What is iterated learning?
- What is compositionality?
- How does iterated learning produce compositionality? Why?
- How does the experimental approach of the sort used by the authors help us understand the evolution of language?