Lectures

8.3371 Models of Language Evolution

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Type Language Semester Credits Hours Room Time Term Year
S e 5 4 2 Do 16-18 W 2018
BSc: optional compulsory (Wahlpflichtbereich)
BSc examination field: Computational Linguistics (KOGW-WPM-CL)
BSc examination field: Cognitive Psychology (KOGW-WPM-KNP)
MSc: Major subject
MSc major: Linguistics and Computational Linguistics
MSc major: Cognitive Psychology
MSc Interdisciplinary Course
Cognitive Science Doctorate Programme

Syllabus:

Prerequisites: Einführung in die Computerlinguistik, Informatik A

We look at computational and mathematical models of biological and cultural evolution, drawing on evolutionary game theory and agent-based modeling, with a focus on applications to the evolution of language. We will also look at interesting experimental work, studying cultural evolution in the laboratory.

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