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Seeking compositionality in holistic proto-language without substructure – do counterexamples overwhelm the fractionation process?
Jönköping University, School of Education and Communication.
2008 (English)In: The Evolution of Language: Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on the Evolution of Language / [ed] Smith & Smith & Ferrer i Cancho, Singapore: World Scientific Publishing , 2008, p. 171-178Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

In holistic theories of protolanguage, a vital step is the fractionation process where holistic utterances are broken down into segments, and segments associated with semantic components. One problem for this process may be the occurrence of counterexamples to any segment-meaning connection. The actual abundance of such counterexamples is a contentious issue \cite{smith06,taller07}. Here I present calculations of the prevalence of counterexamples in model languages.  It is found that counterexamples are indeed abundant, much more numerous than positive examples for any plausible holistic language.

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Singapore: World Scientific Publishing , 2008. p. 171-178
Keywords [en]
evolution, language, origins
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General Language Studies and Linguistics
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-13029ISBN: 978-9812776112 (print)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hj-13029DiVA, id: diva2:347881
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7th International Conference on the Evolution of Language, Barcelona, March 2008
Available from: 2010-09-06 Created: 2010-09-03 Last updated: 2018-01-12Bibliographically approved

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