Adaptive Strategies in the Emergence of Lexical Systems

TitleAdaptive Strategies in the Emergence of Lexical Systems
Publication TypeThesis
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsWellens, P
UniversityVrije Universiteit Brussel
CityBrussels
Thesis Typephd
Abstract

 

This thesis can be situated in a new scientific paradigm that investigates the emergence and evolution of linguistic conventions through evolutionary language games. My contributions are mainly related to lexical conventions and the gradual development of cognitive structures.