A Replicated Typo
A Replicated Typo was originally your standard wordpress blog dedicated to the non-standard theme of evolutionary linguistics. Its original author, James Winters, recently (July 2010) decided to buy his own host, get a decent domain and expand his list of contributors. Those currently writing for the blog include Sean Roberts, Hannah Little, Michael Pleyer, Anne Pritchard, Richard Littauer and Bill Benzon.
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I’ve collected some recent posts (from New Savanna) on patterns into a working paper. It’s online at SSRN. Here’s the abstract and the introduction. Abstract: Literary critics seek patterns, whether patterns in individual texts or patterns in large collections of texts. Valid patterns are taken as indices of causal mechanisms of one sort or another. […]
The BBC have got a new series on animal communication, so far they’ve covered mongooses, hippopotamuses, vervet monkeys, chimpanzees, dolphins and other animals but I haven’t actually watched it yet. Someone’s uploaded the first episode to youtube here: But of course you can watch it on iPlayer too if you’re in the UK.
Who remembers last summer when I started writing a series of posts on systematic literature reviews? I apologise for neglecting it for so long, but here is a quick write up on assessing the studies you are including in your review for internal and external validity, with special reference to experiments in artificial language learning […]
PhD positions are available at ANU, working with a team of people investigating diversity and cultural evolution. The call is below: Applications are now being sought for three PhD positions on the project ‘The Wellsprings of Linguistics Diversity’, funded by the Australian Research Council for the period mid-2014 to mid-2019. Each PhD position will undertake […]
A new paper has just appeared in the proceedings of the royal society B entitled, “Language evolution: syntax before phonology?” by Collier et al. The abstract is here: Phonology and syntax represent two layers of sound combination central to language’s expressive power. Comparative animal studies represent one approach to understand the origins of these combinatorial layers. […]
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