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A commentary on “The now-or-never bottleneck: a fundamental constraint on language”, by Christiansen and Chater (2016)

Author
Ferrer-i-Cancho, R.
Type of activity
Journal article
Journal
Glottometrics
Date of publication
2017-07-02
Volume
38
First page
107
Last page
111
Repository
http://hdl.handle.net/2117/107857 Open in new window
https://arxiv.org/abs/1509.01722 Open in new window
URL
http://www.ram-verlag.eu/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/g38zeit.pdf Open in new window
Abstract
In a recent article, Christiansen and Chater (2016) present a fundamental constraint on language, i.e. a now-or-never bottleneck that arises from our fleeting memory, and explore its implications, e.g., chunk-and-pass processing, outlining a framework that promises to unify different areas of research. Here we explore additional support for this constraint and suggest further connections from quantitative linguistics and information theory.
Citation
Ferrer-i-Cancho, R. A commentary on “The now-or-never bottleneck: a fundamental constraint on language”, by Christiansen and Chater (2016). "Glottometrics", 2 Juliol 2017, vol. 38, p. 107-111.
Group of research
LARCA - Laboratory of Relational Algorithmics, Complexity and Learnability

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