Centre for Language Evolution
The aim of the centre's research is to understand the origins and evolution of language using a combination of laboratory techniques, computational simulation, and mathematical modelling, drawing on data from language development, change, variation and emergence.
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This collection contains data sets from laboratory experiments that ask participants to communicate concepts and events using gesture. As most hearing participants do not use gesture linguistically, asking participants to ...
Example videos from Motamedi-Mousavi (2017). Artificial sign language learning: a method for evolutionary linguistics. This data set contains example videos from the experiments discussed in Yasamin Motamedi's doctoral thesis: "Artificial sign language learning: a method for evolutionary linguistics". The videos correspond to three main ...
Artificial languages created through iterated learning experiments by Kirby, Cornish & Smith (2008) and Cornish (2011). This spreadsheet contains data from Hannah Cornish's PhD thesis: "Language Adapts: exploring the cultural dynamics of iterated learning", University of Edinburgh, 2011. http://hdl.handle.net/1842/5603 Tables 1-A, 1-B, ...