LEC talk 9 February: Kenny Smith

By jon | February 3, 2016

Tuesday 9 February, 11:00–12:30
1.17 Dugald Stewart Building

Kenny Smith (work with Deborah Kerr, MSc ELC 2014/15)

The Spontaneous Emergence of Linguistic Diversity in an Artificial Language

I will present an experimental paradigm, combining artificial language learning with the Minimal Group method borrowed from social psychology, and demonstrate the spontaneous emergence of linguistic diversity despite the absence of functional pressures for social differentiation.

Longer abstract here