Shared cross-modal associations and the emergence of the lexicon

Doctoral thesis English OPEN
Cuskley, Christine F. (2013)
  • Publisher: The University of Edinburgh
  • Subject: language evolution | cross-modality | arbitrariness | iconicity | lexicon

This thesis centres around a sensory theory of protolanguage emergence, or STP. The STP proposes that shared biases to make associations between sensory modalities provided the basis for the emergence of a shared protolinguistic lexicon. Crucially, this lexicon... View more
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