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    Tao Gong, Andrea Puglisi, Vittorio Loreto & William S.-Y. Wang (2008). Conventionalization of Linguistic Knowledge Under Communicative Constraints. Biological Theory 3 (2):154-163.
    The language game approach has recently been adopted to explore the conventionalization of linguistic knowledge in a social environment. Most contemporary studies focus on the dynamics of language games in random or predefined social networks, but neglect the reverse roles of communicative constraints in language evolution and social structures. This article, based on two forms of language games , examines whether a simple, distance-based communicative constraint can affect the conventionalization of linguistic knowledge. The study bridges the gap between random networks (...)
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    William S.-Y. Wang & Jinyun Ke (2002). Language Heterogeneity and Self-Organizing Consciousness. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 25 (3):358-359.
    While the current generative paradigm in linguistics leans heavily toward computation, investigations on conscious representations are much welcome. The SOC model examines the acquisition of complex representations in individuals. We note that heterogeneity of representation in populations is a central issue that must be addressed as well. In addition to the self-organizing processes proposed for the individual, interactions among individuals must be incorporated in any comprehensive account of language.
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    P. Thomas Schoenemann & William S.-Y. Wang (1996). Evolutionary Principles and the Emergence of Syntax. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 19 (4):646.
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    William S.-Y. Wang & Tao Gong (2005). Categorization in Artificial Agents: Guidance on Empirical Research? Behavioral and Brain Sciences 28 (4):511-512.
    By comparing mechanisms in nativism, empiricism, and culturalism, the target article by Steels & Belpaeme (S&B) emphasizes the influence of communicational constraint on sharing color categories. Our commentary suggests deeper considerations of some of their claims, and discusses some modifications that may help in the study of communicational constraints in both humans and robots.
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    William S.-Y. Wang (1984). Organum Ex Machina? Behavioral and Brain Sciences 7 (2):210.
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