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Generalizing Signaling Games: Synonyms, Bottlenecks, Category Formation

Brian Skyrms

in Signals

Published in print April 2010 | ISBN: 9780199580828
Published online May 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780191722769 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199580828.003.0010
Generalizing Signaling Games: Synonyms, Bottlenecks, Category Formation

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This chapter presents a model of signaling with invention of new signals. It maintains the assumption that in all contingencies sender and receiver get the same payoff. But even where sender and receiver continue to have pure common interest, relaxing the strict assumptions on payoffs imposed so far may lead to new phenomena.

Keywords: signals; signaling systems; signaling games

Chapter.  2738 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Philosophy of Language

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