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Compositionality, Complexity, and Evolution
Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Philosophy. (Theoretical Philosophy)
2013 (English)In: Proceedings: Symposium on Language Acquisition and Language Evolution / [ed] Francisco Lacerda, Stockholm: Department of Linguistics, Stockholm University , 2013, 1, 51-62 p.Chapter in book (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Is there a reason to believe that the evolution of language leads to compositional semantics? A proposal from Henry Brighton is presented and criticized. As an alternative, the role of compositionality for the complexity of semantic interpretation is emphasized.

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Stockholm: Department of Linguistics, Stockholm University , 2013, 1. 51-62 p.
, PERILUS - Working Papers from the Phonetics Laboratory at the Department of Linguistics, Stockholm University, 2011
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semantics, compositionality, computational complexity, evolution
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-98941OAI: diva2:685913
Available from: 2014-01-10 Created: 2014-01-10 Last updated: 2014-01-16Bibliographically approved

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