PNAS: Constraints on the lexicons of human languages have cognitive roots

Date de l'évènement: 
Mardi, 23 Juillet, 2019

In an article in PNAS, Emmanuel Chemla (LSCP, CNRS, ENS) together with Isabelle Dautriche (Language team) and Joel Fagot (Comparative Cognition team) show that learning biases for connectedness are present in baboons, suggesting that the shape of the world’s languages (both content and logical words) has roots in general, nonlinguistic, cognitive biases.