Language evolution research in the year 2020

Nölle, J., Hartmann, S. and Tinits, P. (2020) Language evolution research in the year 2020. Language Dynamics and Change, 10(1), pp. 3-26. (doi: 10.1163/22105832-bja10005)

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This introductory paper reviews recent advances in language evolution research and summarizes the contributions of the special issue “New Directions in Language Evolution Research” in the broader context of these developments. Specifically, we discuss the increasing role of multimodality and iconicity, the more integrative view of language dynamics that has arguably broadened the scope of language evolution research, and recent methodological innovations that allow for a more fine-grained study of e.g. typological distributions or behavioral patterns that can give clues to some of the key questions discussed in the field.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Noelle, Dr Jonas
Authors: Nölle, J., Hartmann, S., and Tinits, P.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Psychology & Neuroscience
Journal Name:Language Dynamics and Change
Publisher:Brill Academic Publishers
ISSN (Online):2210-5832
Published Online:15 June 2020
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2020 Jonas Nölle, Stefan Hartmann and Peeter Tinits
First Published:First published in Language Dynamics and Change 10(1): 3-26
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons License

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