Article published in:Becoming Eloquent: Advances in the emergence of language, human cognition, and modern cultures
Edited by Francesco d'Errico and Jean-Marie Hombert
[Not in series 152] 2009
► pp. 267–286
Can agent-based language evolution contribute to archeology?
A growing scala of computational and robotic experiments are trying to pin down the cognitive and social prerequisites that may have given rise to human language. From humble beginnings showing how a lexicon may self-organize in a population of artificial agents, these research efforts are now exploring how grammatical languages about complex scenes may emerge. This paper introduces this field of inquiry and then explores whether a dialog with archeologists might be useful.
Published online: 17 December 2009