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 Kaufmann, 1997.(.ps)

  • 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. (.ps)

  • Briscoe, E.J. "The Acquisition of Grammar in an Evolving Population of Language Agents", penultimate draft Machine Intelligence 16, (ed.) Muggleton, S., in ETAIJ (1999-B)

  • Briscoe, E.J. "Grammatical Acquisition: Inductive Bias and Coevolution of Language and the Language Acquisition Device", penultimate draft Language 76.2, 245-296, 2000. (.ps)

  • 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 (.ps)

  • Briscoe, E.J. "Macro and micro models of linguistic evolution", unpublished notes on talk presented at The 3rd Int.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  • Briscoe, E.J. "An evolutionary approach to (logistic-like) language change", unpublished notes for invited talk, DIGS6, Maryland, 23rd May 2000 and Univ of Sussex, 8th Dec 2000(.ps) (.pdf)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. (.pdf) (.ps)

  • 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 Press, 2005. (.pdf)

  • 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. (.pdf)

  • 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, R. (.pdf)

  • 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., Szathmary, E. MIT Press, 2009. (.pdf)

  • Briscoe, E.J. "The Final-over-Final Constraint: An Evolutionary Linguistic Perspective", slides from talk at CILR Workshop 2010. (.pdf)

    Slides from Guest Lectures on Topics in Evolutionary Linguistics, Ecole Nationale Superiore, Paris, March, 2014:

  • Slides 1 (.pdf)
  • Slides 2 (.pdf)
  • Slides 3 (.pdf)
  • Slides 4 (.pdf)
  • Slides 5 (.pdf)
  • Slides 6 (.pdf)