Evolutionary Linguistics (in chronological order)
Briscoe, E.J. "Co-evolution of Language and of the Language
Acquisition Device", in Proc. of 35th Assoc. for Comp. Ling., Morgan
Briscoe, E.J. " Language as a Complex Adaptive System:
Coevolution of Language and of the Language Acquisition Device",
in Proc. of 8th Comp. Linguistics in the Netherlands Conf.,
1998, eds. H. van Halteren et al, Rodopi Press, Amsterdam.
Briscoe, E.J. "The Acquisition of Grammar in an Evolving Population
of Language Agents", penultimate draft Machine Intelligence 16,
(ed.) Muggleton, S., in
Briscoe, E.J. "Grammatical Acquisition: Inductive Bias and Coevolution
of Language and the Language Acquisition Device", penultimate draft
Language 76.2, 245-296, 2000.
Briscoe, E.J. "Evolutionary Perspectives on Diachronic Syntax",
penultimate draft. In Pintzuk, S., Tsoulas, G. and Warner, A.
Diachronic Syntax: Models and Mechanisms, Oxford University Press,
pp. 75-108, 2000(.ps)(.pdf)
Briscoe, E.J. "Grammatical Acquisition
and Linguistic Selection", draft for Linguistic evolution through
language acquisition: formal and computational models , (ed.)
Briscoe, E.J., Cambridge University Press, pp255-300, 2002
Briscoe, E.J. "Macro and micro models of linguistic evolution",
unpublished notes on
talk presented at The 3rd Int. Conf. on Lg. and Evolution,
Paris, April, 2000.(.ps)
Briscoe, E.J. "An evolutionary
approach to (logistic-like) language change", unpublished notes for
invited talk, DIGS6, Maryland, 23rd May 2000 and Univ of Sussex, 8th
Dec 2000(.ps) (.pdf)
Briscoe, E.J. "Grammatical Assimilation", extended version of paper in
Language evolution: the states of the art, eds. Christiansen,
M. and Kirby, S., Oxford University Press, 2003.
Briscoe, E.J. "Coevolution of the language faculty and language(s)
with decorrelated encodings", draft of chapter in Language Origins:
Perspectives on Evolution, ed. M. Tallerman, Oxford University
Briscoe, E.J. "Language Learning, Power Laws, and Sexual Selection",
extended version of paper in Evolang6, to appear in Mind and
Society 6.2, 2007.
Briscoe, E.J. and Buttery, P. "The Influence of Prosody and Ambiguity on
English Relativization Strategies", talk presented at
Interdisciplinary Approaches to Relative Clauses, Sept07, RCEAL
Cambridge. Comments welcome. slides (pdf),
draft paper (pdf)
Briscoe, E.J. and Buttery, P. "Linguistic Adaptations for Resolving
Ambiguity", in Proceedings of Evolang 7, World Scientific, 2008
(eds.) Smith A., Smith, K. and Ferrer i Cancho,
Briscoe, E.J. "What can formal or computational models tell
us about how (much) language shaped the
brain?", draft of chapter in Biological Foundations and Origins of
Syntax: Proc. of Ernst Strungmann Forum Workshop', eds. Bickerton,
D., Kirby, S., Szathmáry, E. MIT Press, 2009.
Briscoe, E.J. "The Final-over-Final Constraint: An Evolutionary
Linguistic Perspective", slides from talk at CILR Workshop 2010.