Steels, L. The puzzle of language evolution. Kognitionswissenschaft, 8(4):143-150, 2000.

Sony CSL authors: Luc Steels


Linguistics must again concentrate on the evolutionary nature of language, so that language models are more realistic with respect to human natural languages and have a greater explanatory force. Multi-agent systems are proposed as a possible route to develop such evolutionary models and an example is given of a concrete experiment in the origins and evolution of word-meaning based on a multi-agent approach.

Keywords: evolutionary linguistics, word-meaning, Talking Heads


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@ARTICLE { steels:99f, AUTHOR="Steels, L.", JOURNAL="Kognitionswissenschaft", NUMBER="4", PAGES="143-150", TITLE="The puzzle of language evolution", VOLUME="8", YEAR="2000", }