The Emergence of Internal Agreement Systems

Katrien Beuls, Luc Steels, Sebastian Höfer

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Grammatical agreement means that two linguistic units share certain syntactic or semantic features such as gender, number or person. Agreement has a variety of grammatical functions. One of them, called internal agreement, is to signal which words are grouped together as part of the same phrase. This chapter explores how a population might self-organize such an agreement system. We argue that this happens when speakers attempt to reduce processing effort and avoid ambiguities.
Originele taal-2English
TitelExperiments in Cultural Language Evolution
RedacteurenLuc Steels
UitgeverijJohn Benjamins Publishing Company
Aantal pagina's24
ISBN van geprinte versie978-90-272-0456-1
StatusPublished - 2012

Publicatie series

NaamAdvances in Interaction Studies

Bibliografische nota

Kerstin Dautenhahn, Angelo Cangelosi


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