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Research theme: language evolution

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Contreras Kallens, P. A., Dale, R. & Christiansen, M. H. (in press). Linguistic diversity and individual variation: Comment on "Rethinking foundations of language from a multidisciplinary perspective" by T. Gong et al.. Physics of Life Reviews.

2017

Cornish, H., Dale, R., Kirby, S. & Christiansen, M. H. (2017). Sequence memory constraints give rise to language-like structure through iterated learning. PLOS ONE, 12, e0168532.

2016

Dale, R., Kello, C. T. & Schoenemann, P. T. (2016). Seeking synthesis: The integrative problem in understanding language and its evolution. Topics in Cognitive Science, 8, 371-381.
Dale, R., Warlaumont, A. S. & Spivey, M .J. (2016). Synthesis on the horizon: gene-environment interactions and cognition. IEEE CIS AMD Newsletter, 13, 16-18.
Lupyan, G. & Dale, R. (2016). Why are there different languages? The role of adaptation in linguistic diversity. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 20, 649-660.
Oller, D. K., Dale, R. & Griebel, U. (Eds.) (2016). Origins of complex communication and language: Epigenetic modeling and ethological observation. Topics in Cognitive Science, 8.
Oller, K., Dale, R. & Griebel, U. (2016). New frontiers in language evolution and development. Topics in Cognitive Science, 8, 353-360.
Sindi, S. & Dale, R. (2016). Culturomics as a data playground for tests of selection: mathematical approaches to detecting selection in word use. Journal of Theoretical Biology, 405, 140-149.

2015

Lupyan, G. & Dale, R. (2015). The role of adaptation in understanding linguistic diversity. In R. LaPolla & R. de Busser (Eds.), The Shaping of Language: The Relationship between the Structures of Languages and their Social, Cultural, Historical, and Natural Environments (pp. 289-316). John Benjamins Publishing Company.
Perlman, M., Dale, R. & Lupyan, G. (2015). Iconicity can ground the creation of vocal symbols. Royal Society Open Science, 2, 150152.

2014

Bergmann, T., Dale, R. & Lupyan, G. (2014). Informational structure of an emerging communication system is shaped by its environment. In Cartmill, E.A., Roberts, S., Lyn, H. & Cornish, H. (Eds.), The Evolution of Language: Proceedings of the 10th International Conference (pp. 387-388).
Perlman, M., Dale, R. & Lupyan, G. (2014). Iterative vocal charades: the emergence of conventions in vocal communication. In Cartmill, E.A., Roberts, S., Lyn, H. & Cornish, H. (Eds.), The Evolution of Language: Proceedings of the 10th International Conference.

2013

Bergmann, T., Dale, R. & Lupyan, G. (2013). The impact of communicative constraints on the emergence of a graphical communication system. In M. Knauff, M. Pauen, N. Sebanz & I. Wachsmuth (Eds.), Proceedings of the 35th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 1887-1892). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society.

2012

Dale, R. & Lupyan, G. (2012). Understanding the origins of morphological diversity: the linguistic niche hypothesis. Advances in Complex Systems, 15, 1150017/1-1150017/16.

2010

Dale, R & Lupyan, G. (2010). Squiggle: large-scale social emergence of simple symbols. In K. Smith, A. Smith, M. Schouwstra & B. de Boer (Eds.), Proceedings of the 8th Evolution of Language Conference (pp. 391-392). London: World Scientific.
Lupyan, G. & Dale, R. (2010). Language structure is partly determined by social structure. PLoS ONE, 5, e8559.

2009

Jeuniaux, P., Dale, R. & Louwerse, M. M. (2009). The role of feedback in learning form-meaning mappings. In N. Taatgen & H. van Rijn (Eds.), Proceedings of the 31st Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 1488-1493). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society.

2008

Lupyan, G. & Dale, R. (2008). Form-meaning compositionality derives from social and conceptual diversity. In A. Smith, K. Smith & R. F. Cancho (Eds.), Proceedings of the 7th Evolution of Language Conference (pp. 464-465). London: World Scientific.

2005

Reali, F., Dale, R. & Christiansen, M. H. (2005). Colorless green ideas sleep furiously revisited: A statistical perspective. In B. G. Bara, L. Barsalou & M. Bucciarelli (Eds.), Proceedings of the 27th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 1821-1826). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.

2004

Christiansen, M. H. & Dale, R. (2004). The role of learning and development in language evolution: A connectionist perspective. In K. Oller & D. U. Griebel (Eds.), The evolution of communication systems: A comparative approach (pp. 90-109). Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

2003

Christiansen, M. H. & Dale, R. A. C. (2003). Language evolution and change. In M. A. Arbib (Ed.), Handbook of brain theory and neural networks (2nd edition) (pp. 604-606). Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.
Dale, R., Richardson, D. C. & Owren, M. J. (2003). Pumping for gestural origins: The well may be rather dry. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 26, 218-219.

2001

Christiansen, M. H., Dale, R. A. C, Ellefson, M. R. & Conway, C. M. (2001). The role of sequential learning in language evolution: Computational and experimental studies. In A. Cangelosi & D. Parisi (Eds.), Simulating the evolution of language (pp. 165-187). London: Springer-Verlag.
Christiansen, M. H. & Dale, R. A. C. (2001). Integrating distributional, prosodic and phonological information in a connectionist model of language acquisition. In J. Moore & K. Stenning (Eds.), Proceedings of the 23rd Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 220-225). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.