Cognitive Mechanisms and Cultural Processes in Evolutionary Linguistics

This small-scale workshop is trying to find bridges between data-driven historical linguistics research and agent-based computational models of grammaticalization. Some of the contributions will present material documenting how specific linguistic phenomena have emerged and have  been evolving in human languages (e.g. phrase structure, articles, agreement, argument structure, expression of space and time) and other contributions will report on efforts to develop agent-based computational models on the cognitive mechanisms and cultural processes that could explain how and why these phenomena occur. The workshop is as much as possible oriented towards dialog, with one participant introducing a particular theme for each session.

Convened byLuc Steels and Freek Van de Velde
Local organization: Remi van Trijp