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The biological origin of linguistic diversity

Autor
Baronchelli, A.; Chater, N.; Pastor-Satorras, R.; Christiansen, M. H.
Tipus d'activitat
Article en revista
Revista
PloS one
Data de publicació
2012-10-30
Volum
7
Número
10
Pàgina inicial
1
Pàgina final
6
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0048029 Obrir en finestra nova
Repositori
http://hdl.handle.net/2117/19607 Obrir en finestra nova
URL
http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0048029 Obrir en finestra nova
Resum
In contrast with animal communication systems, diversity is characteristic of almost every aspect of human language. Languages variously employ tones, clicks, or manual signs to signal differences in meaning; some languages lack the noun-verb distinction (e.g., Straits Salish), whereas others have a proliferation of fine-grained syntactic categories (e.g., Tzeltal); and some languages do without morphology (e.g., Mandarin), while others pack a whole sentence into a single word (e.g., Cayuga). A ...
Citació
Baronchelli, A. [et al.]. The biological origin of linguistic diversity. "PLoS One", 30 Octubre 2012, vol. 7, núm. 10, p. 1-6.
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SIMCON - First-principles approaches to condensed matter physics: quantum effects and complexity

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