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Kauffman's adjacent possible in word order evolution

Author
Ferrer-i-Cancho, R.
Type of activity
Presentation of work at congresses
Name of edition
11th International Conference on the Evolution of Language
Date of publication
2016
Presentation's date
2016-03-22
Book of congress proceedings
The Evolution of Language: Proceedings of the 11th International Conference (EVOLANG11)
First page
1
Last page
9
Repository
http://hdl.handle.net/2117/96478 Open in new window
https://arxiv.org/abs/1512.05582 Open in new window
URL
http://evolang.org/neworleans/papers/83.html Open in new window
Abstract
Word order evolution has been hypothesized to be constrained by a word order permutation ring: transitions involving orders that are closer in the permutation ring are more likely. The hypothesis can be seen as a particular case of Kauffman's adjacent possible in word order evolution. Here we consider the problem of the association of the six possible orders of S, V and O to yield a couple of primary alternating orders as a window to word order evolution. We evaluate the suitability of various ...
Citation
Ferrer-i-Cancho, R. Kauffman's adjacent possible in word order evolution. A: International Conference on the Evolution of Language. "The Evolution of Language: Proceedings of the 11th International Conference (EVOLANG11)". New Orleans, Louisiana: 2016, p. 1-9.
Keywords
Kauffman's adjacent possible, Typology, Word order evolution
Group of research
LARCA - Laboratory of Relational Algorithmics, Complexity and Learnability

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