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  1. Adult Learning and Language Simplification.Mark Atkinson, Kenny Smith & Simon Kirby - 2018 - Cognitive Science 42 (8):2818-2854.
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  • Greater Learnability is Not Sufficient to Produce Cultural Universals.Anna N. Rafferty, Thomas L. Griffiths & Marc Ettlinger - 2013 - Cognition 129 (1):70-87.
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  • Alternative Solutions to a Language Design Problem: The Role of Adjectives and Gender Marking in Efficient Communication.Melody Dye, Petar Milin, Richard Futrell & Michael Ramscar - 2018 - Topics in Cognitive Science 10 (1):209-224.
    A central goal of typological research is to characterize linguistic features in terms of both their functional role and their fit to social and cognitive systems. One long-standing puzzle concerns why certain languages employ grammatical gender. In an information theoretic analysis of German noun classification, Dye, Milin, Futrell, and Ramscar enumerated a number of important processing advantages gender confers. Yet this raises a further puzzle: If gender systems are so beneficial to processing, what does this mean for languages that make (...)
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  • Simplicity and Specificity in Language: Domain-General Biases Have Domain-Specific Effects.Jennifer Culbertson & Simon Kirby - 2015 - Frontiers in Psychology 6.
  • Balancing Effort and Information Transmission During Language Acquisition: Evidence From Word Order and Case Marking.Maryia Fedzechkina, Elissa L. Newport & T. Florian Jaeger - 2017 - Cognitive Science 41 (2):416-446.
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  • The Relationship Between Artificial and Second Language Learning.Marc Ettlinger, Kara Morgan-Short, Mandy Faretta-Stutenberg & Patrick C. M. Wong - 2016 - Cognitive Science 40 (4):822-847.
    Artificial language learning experiments have become an important tool in exploring principles of language and language learning. A persistent question in all of this work, however, is whether ALL engages the linguistic system and whether ALL studies are ecologically valid assessments of natural language ability. In the present study, we considered these questions by examining the relationship between performance in an ALL task and second language learning ability. Participants enrolled in a Spanish language class were evaluated using a number of (...)
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  • A Bayesian Model of Biases in Artificial Language Learning: The Case of a Word‐Order Universal.Jennifer Culbertson & Paul Smolensky - 2012 - Cognitive Science 36 (8):1468-1498.
  • Balancing Effort and Information Transmission During Language Acquisition: Evidence From Word Order and Case Marking.Maryia Fedzechkina, Elissa L. Newport & T. Florian Jaeger - 2016 - Cognitive Science 40 (6):n/a-n/a.
    Across languages of the world, some grammatical patterns have been argued to be more common than expected by chance. These are sometimes referred to as language universals. One such universal is the correlation between constituent order freedom and the presence of a case system in a language. Here, we explore whether this correlation can be explained by a bias to balance production effort and informativity of cues to grammatical function. Two groups of learners were presented with miniature artificial languages containing (...)
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  • Form and Function in the Evolution of Grammar.Frederick J. Newmeyer - 2017 - Cognitive Science 41 (S2):259-276.
    This article focuses on claims about the origin and evolution of language from the point of view of the formalist–functionalist debate in linguistics. In linguistics, an account of a grammatical phenomenon is considered “formal” if it accords center stage to the structural properties of that phenomenon, and “functional” if it appeals to the language user's communicative needs or to domain-general human capacities. The gulf between formalism and functionalism has been bridged in language evolution research, in that some leading formalists, Ray (...)
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  • Cognitive Biases, Linguistic Universals, and Constraint‐Based Grammar Learning.Jennifer Culbertson, Paul Smolensky & Colin Wilson - 2013 - Topics in Cognitive Science 5 (3):392-424.
    According to classical arguments, language learning is both facilitated and constrained by cognitive biases. These biases are reflected in linguistic typology—the distribution of linguistic patterns across the world's languages—and can be probed with artificial grammar experiments on child and adult learners. Beginning with a widely successful approach to typology (Optimality Theory), and adapting techniques from computational approaches to statistical learning, we develop a Bayesian model of cognitive biases and show that it accounts for the detailed pattern of results of artificial (...)
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  • How Culture and Biology Interact to Shape Language and the Language Faculty.Kenny Smith - 2018 - Topics in Cognitive Science 12 (2):690-712.
  • Children and Adults as Language Learners: Rules, Variation, and Maturational Change.Elissa L. Newport - 2020 - Topics in Cognitive Science 12 (1):153-169.
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  • Individual Differences in Learning Abilities Impact Structure Addition: Better Learners Create More Structured Languages.Tamar Johnson, Noam Siegelman & Inbal Arnon - 2020 - Cognitive Science 44 (8).
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  • Quantitative Standards for Absolute Linguistic Universals.Steven T. Piantadosi & Edward Gibson - 2014 - Cognitive Science 38 (4):736-756.
    Absolute linguistic universals are often justified by cross-linguistic analysis: If all observed languages exhibit a property, the property is taken to be a likely universal, perhaps specified in the cognitive or linguistic systems of language learners and users. In many cases, these patterns are then taken to motivate linguistic theory. Here, we show that cross-linguistic analysis will very rarely be able to statistically justify absolute, inviolable patterns in language. We formalize two statistical methods—frequentist and Bayesian—and show that in both it (...)
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  • Noise, Economy, and the Emergence of Information Structure in a Laboratory Language.Jon S. Stevens & Gareth Roberts - 2019 - Cognitive Science 43 (2):e12717.
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  • Cross-Linguistic Trade-Offs and Causal Relationships Between Cues to Grammatical Subject and Object, and the Problem of Efficiency-Related Explanations.Natalia Levshina - 2021 - Frontiers in Psychology 12.
    Cross-linguistic studies focus on inverse correlations between linguistic variables that reflect different cues to linguistic meanings. For example, if a language has no case marking, it is likely to rely on word order as a cue for identification of grammatical roles. Such inverse correlations are interpreted as manifestations of language users’ tendency to use language efficiently. The present study argues that this interpretation is problematic. Linguistic variables, such as the presence of case, or flexibility of word order, are aggregate properties, (...)
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  • Familiarity, Consistency, and Systematizing in Morphology.R. Alexander Schumacher & Janet B. Pierrehumbert - 2021 - Cognition 212:104512.
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  • The Emergence of Word-Internal Repetition Through Iterated Learning: Explaining the Mismatch Between Learning Biases and Language Design.Mitsuhiko Ota, Aitor San José & Kenny Smith - 2021 - Cognition 210:104585.
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  • Cross-Linguistic Frequency and the Learnability of Semantics: Artificial Language Learning Studies of Evidentiality.Dionysia Saratsli, Stefan Bartell & Anna Papafragou - 2020 - Cognition 197:104194.
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  • Developmental Constraints on Learning Artificial Grammars with Fixed, Flexible and Free Word Order.Iga Nowak & Giosuè Baggio - 2017 - Frontiers in Psychology 8.
  • Influence of Perceptual Saliency Hierarchy on Learning of Language Structures: An Artificial Language Learning Experiment.Tao Gong, Yau W. Lam & Lan Shuai - 2016 - Frontiers in Psychology 7.
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  • Word Learning in Linguistic Context: Processing and Memory Effects.Yi Ting Huang & Alison R. Arnold - 2016 - Cognition 156:71-87.
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  • Linguistic Structure Emerges Through the Interaction of Memory Constraints and Communicative Pressures.Molly L. Lewis & Michael C. Frank - 2016 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 39.
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  • Interpreting Silent Gesture: Cognitive Biases and Rational Inference in Emerging Language Systems.Marieke Schouwstra, Henriëtte Swart & Bill Thompson - 2019 - Cognitive Science 43 (7).
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  • Experience With a Linguistic Variant Affects the Acquisition of Its Sociolinguistic Meaning: An Alien‐Language‐Learning Experiment.Wei Lai, Péter Rácz & Gareth Roberts - 2020 - Cognitive Science 44 (4).
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  • Social Biases Modulate the Loss of Redundant Forms in the Cultural Evolution of Language.Gareth Roberts & Maryia Fedzechkina - 2018 - Cognition 171:194-201.
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  • Zipf’s Law of Abbreviation and the Principle of Least Effort: Language Users Optimise a Miniature Lexicon for Efficient Communication.Jasmeen Kanwal, Kenny Smith, Jennifer Culbertson & Simon Kirby - 2017 - Cognition 165:45-52.
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  • Substantive Learning Bias or an Effect of Familiarity? Comment On.Adele E. Goldberg - 2013 - Cognition 127 (3):420-426.
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  • The Cognitive Roots of Regularization in Language.Vanessa Ferdinand, Simon Kirby & Kenny Smith - 2019 - Cognition 184:53-68.
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  • Harmonic Biases in Child Learners: In Support of Language Universals.Jennifer Culbertson & Elissa L. Newport - 2015 - Cognition 139:71-82.
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  • A Learning Bias for Word Order Harmony: Evidence From Speakers of Non-Harmonic Languages.Jennifer Culbertson, Julie Franck, Guillaume Braquet, Magda Barrera Navarro & Inbal Arnon - 2020 - Cognition 204:104392.
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  • Many Important Language Universals Are Not Reducible to Processing or Cognition.David P. Medeiros, Massimo Piattelli-Palmarini & Thomas G. Bever - 2016 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 39.
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