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Media: The Economist: Looking for a Sign

Submitter: Simona Fina

Submitter Email: simona.fina@credit-suisse.com
Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science

Media Body: In the Nov 10th issue of the Economist there was an interesting article
about how languages are created under experimental conditions.
A scientist, Bruno Galantucci, developed a game where players are required
to originate a novel human communication system in the context of a joint
activity and with no preestablished conventions to rely upon.


'Looking for a sign. People can communicate without agreeing on the meaning
of the terms'

http://www.economist.com/displaystory.cfm?story_id=5135495


Galantucci's paper is available at:

http://www.haskins.yale.edu/Haskins/STAFF/galantucci2005reprint1



Kind regards,
Simona Fina
Issue Number: 17.53
Date Posted: December 23, 2005