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    The Challenges of Statistical Patterns of Language: The Case of Menzerath's Law in Genomes.Ramon Ferrer-I.-Cancho, Núria Forns, Antoni Hernández-Fernández, Gemma Bel-Enguix & Jaume Baixeries - 2013 - Complexity 18 (3):11-17.
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    Compression as a Universal Principle of Animal Behavior.Ramon Ferrer-I.-Cancho, Antoni Hernández-Fernández, David Lusseau, Govindasamy Agoramoorthy, Minna J. Hsu & Stuart Semple - 2013 - Cognitive Science 37 (8):1565-1578.
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    The Polysemy of the Words That Children Learn Over Time.Bernardino Casas, Neus Català, Ramon Ferrer-I.-Cancho, Antoni Hernández-Fernández & Jaume Baixeries - 2018 - Interaction Studies. Social Behaviour and Communication in Biological and Artificial Systemsinteraction Studies / Social Behaviour and Communication in Biological and Artificial Systemsinteraction Studies 19 (3):389-426.
    Here we study polysemy as a potential learning bias in vocabulary learning in children. Words of low polysemy could be preferred as they reduce the disambiguation effort for the listener. However, such preference could be a side-effect of another bias: the preference of children for nouns in combination with the lower polysemy of nouns with respect to other part-of-speech categories. Our results show that mean polysemy in children increases over time in two phases, i.e. a fast growth till the 31st (...)
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