Inventing New Signals<sup>1</sup>

Brian Skyrms

in Signals

Published in print April 2010 | ISBN: 9780199580828
Published online May 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780191722769 | DOI:
Inventing New Signals1

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This chapter presents a simple, tractable model for the invention of new signals. It can be easily studied by simulation, and connections with well-studied processes from population genetics suggest that analytic results are not completely out of reach.

Keywords: signalling; new signals; communication

Chapter.  4920 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Philosophy of Language

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