What is a universal? On the explanatory potential of evolutionary game theory in linguistics

Jäger G (2007)
In: Logic and Engineering of Natural Language Semantics 2007 (LENLS2007). A Satelite International Workshop of the JSAI 2007 Annual Conference, Miyazaki, Japan. .

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Natural languages are shaped by evolutionary processes, both in the sense of biological evolution of our species, and, on a much shorter time scale, by a form of cultural evolution. There are long research traditions in theoretical biology and economics (a) to model communication by means of game theory, and (b) to use game theory to study biological and cultural evolution. Drawing mostly on recent work by Pawlowitsch (2006), the paper argues that results and methods from game theory are apt to formalize the intuitive notion of linguistic universals as emergent properties of communication.
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Jäger G. What is a universal? On the explanatory potential of evolutionary game theory in linguistics. In: Logic and Engineering of Natural Language Semantics 2007 (LENLS2007). A Satelite International Workshop of the JSAI 2007 Annual Conference, Miyazaki, Japan. 2007.
Jäger, G. (2007). What is a universal? On the explanatory potential of evolutionary game theory in linguistics. Logic and Engineering of Natural Language Semantics 2007 (LENLS2007). A Satelite International Workshop of the JSAI 2007 Annual Conference, Miyazaki, Japan.
Jäger, G. (2007). “What is a universal? On the explanatory potential of evolutionary game theory in linguistics” in Logic and Engineering of Natural Language Semantics 2007 (LENLS2007). A Satelite International Workshop of the JSAI 2007 Annual Conference, Miyazaki, Japan.
Jäger, G., 2007. What is a universal? On the explanatory potential of evolutionary game theory in linguistics. In Logic and Engineering of Natural Language Semantics 2007 (LENLS2007). A Satelite International Workshop of the JSAI 2007 Annual Conference, Miyazaki, Japan.
G. Jäger, “What is a universal? On the explanatory potential of evolutionary game theory in linguistics”, Logic and Engineering of Natural Language Semantics 2007 (LENLS2007). A Satelite International Workshop of the JSAI 2007 Annual Conference, Miyazaki, Japan, 2007.
Jäger, G.: What is a universal? On the explanatory potential of evolutionary game theory in linguistics. Logic and Engineering of Natural Language Semantics 2007 (LENLS2007). A Satelite International Workshop of the JSAI 2007 Annual Conference, Miyazaki, Japan. (2007).
Jäger, Gerhard. “What is a universal? On the explanatory potential of evolutionary game theory in linguistics”. Logic and Engineering of Natural Language Semantics 2007 (LENLS2007). A Satelite International Workshop of the JSAI 2007 Annual Conference, Miyazaki, Japan. 2007.
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