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The Design Space of Human Communication and the Non-Evolution of Ideography (Preprint)

Veit, Walter and Browning, Heather (2023) The Design Space of Human Communication and the Non-Evolution of Ideography (Preprint). [Preprint]

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Abstract

Despite the once-common idea that a universal ideography would have numerous advantages, attempts to develop such ideographies have failed. Here, we make use of the biological idea of fitness landscapes to help us understand the non-evolution of such a universal ideographic code as well as how we might reach this potential global fitness peak in the design space.


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Item Type: Preprint
Creators:
CreatorsEmailORCID
Veit, Walterwrwveit@gmail.com0000-0001-7701-8995
Browning, Heatherheather.browning@anu.edu.au0000-0003-1554-7052
Keywords: ideography; design space; communication; evolution of languages
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Anthropology
Specific Sciences > Biology > Evolutionary Theory
Specific Sciences > Cognitive Science
Specific Sciences > Cultural Evolution
Depositing User: Mr. Walter Veit
Date Deposited: 13 Jan 2023 14:00
Last Modified: 13 Jan 2023 14:00
Item ID: 21656
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Anthropology
Specific Sciences > Biology > Evolutionary Theory
Specific Sciences > Cognitive Science
Specific Sciences > Cultural Evolution
Date: 2023
URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/21656

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