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Word-sentences and an interaction-based account of language evolution

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  30 January 2004

Bipin Indurkhya*
Affiliation:
Department of Mechanical Systems Engineering, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Tokyo184-8588, Japan

Abstract:

Considerations from an interaction-based approach to the evolution of language and the role of word-sentences therein show that the object-attribute ontology is arrived at a much later stage. Therefore, Hurford's arguments, by focusing on the predicate-argument structure, seem to miss out on most of the interesting aspects of the early stages in language evolution.

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