Skip to content

Variation, Selection, Development Probing the Evolutionary Model of Language Change

Spend $50 to get a free movie!

ISBN-10: 311019869X

ISBN-13: 9783110198690

Edition: 2008

Authors: Regine Eckardt, Gerhard J�ger, Tonjes Veenstra

List price: $280.00
Blue ribbon 30 day, 100% satisfaction guarantee!
Out of stock
what's this?
Rush Rewards U
Members Receive:
Carrot Coin icon
XP icon
You have reached 400 XP and carrot coins. That is the daily max!


Can language change be modelled as an evolutionary process? Can notions like variation, selection and competition be fruitfully applied to facts of language development? This volume offers a rich spectrum of ways to elucidate these questions, confronting studies from the perspective of historical and creole linguistics with research in Artificial Intelligence and mathematical modelling of language change.
Customers also bought

Book details

List price: $280.00
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH
Publication date: 2/27/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 416
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.848
Language: English

Language change as cultural evolution: Evolutionary approaches to language change
Formal Approaches
Language change as a source of word order correlations
Evolutionary motivations for semantic universals
Back to nature or nurture: Using computer models in creole genesis
Forces in Language Change
Economy of Merge and grammaticalization: Two steps in the evolution of language
Prehistoric and posthistoric language in oblivion
Grammaticalization, constructions and the incremental development of language: Suggestions from the development of Degree Modifiers in English
Cognitive Foundations
The two faces of Creole grammar and their implications for the origin of complex language
Functional similarities between bimanual coordination and topic/comment structure
Inflectional morphology and universal grammar: post hoc versus propter hoc
Why don't apes point?
Index of subjects
Index of languages
Index of persons