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The Interplay of Genetic and Cultural Factors in Ongoing Language Evolution

Stephen C. Levinson and Dan Dediu

in Cultural Evolution: Society, Technology, Language, and Religion

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780262019750
eISBN:
9780262318297
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262019750.003.0012
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter discusses recent advances in our understanding of the complex interplay between cultural and biological factors in language change and evolution. Three “myths” (the independence of ... More


Acting Up: An Approach to the Study of Cognitive Development

Giovanni Pezzulo, Gottfried Vosgerau, Uta Frith, Antonia F. de C. Hamilton, Cecilia Heyes, Atsushi Iriki, Henrik Jörntell, Peter König, Saskia K. Nagel, Pierre-Yves Oudeyer, Robert D. Rupert, and Antonella Tramacere

in The Pragmatic Turn: Toward Action-Oriented Views in Cognitive Science

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780262034326
eISBN:
9780262333290
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034326.003.0004
Subject:
Neuroscience, History of Neuroscience

Despite decades of research, we lack a comprehensive framework to study and explain cognitive development. The emerging “paradigm” of action-based cognition implies that cognitive development is an ... More


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