About

A Replicated Typo was originally your standard wordpress blog dedicated to the non-standard theme of evolutionary linguistics. Its original author, James Winters, recently (July 2010) decided to buy his own host, get a decent domain and expand his list of contributors. Those currently writing for the blog include Sean Roberts, Hannah Little, Michael Pleyer, Anne Pritchard, Richard Littauer and Bill Benzon.

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  1. Hey All,

    first, i really enjoy the blog. thanks for the great content!
    second, for people out of the academic loop on cultural evolution could you guys possibly compile a list of important people working on cultural evolution/transmission that anyone interested in the topic should check out? Also, a must read book list on the topic would be appreciated.

  2. Hey Alex,

    I’ve been planning to offer a library-like resource for a while now… Now there is a demand, albeit of one-person, I’ll put together something soonish. Keep your eyes peeled. For now, if I could offer three papers, then the first is on cultural evolution in general: Toward a unified science of Cultural Evolution by Mesoudi, Whiten and Laland (2006). For the second, it’s more language-specific, but it really sets out a good background for cultural evolutionary processes in language: Language is a Complex Adaptive System by Beckner et al (2009). Lastly, for a good introduction into the evolution of language, look no further than Simon Kirby’s work The Evolution of Language (2007)… And, as an extra bonus, you should also take a peak at Luc Steel’s stuff: Self-organization and Selection in the Cultural Language Evolution (in press)

  3. Hey guys,

    Sweet blog you’ve got here, great content. I’m writing you because my brother and I started our own language project and we’re looking for feedback, collaboration and/publicity. We’ve built a site called http://www.slargon.com, it is a video language library of slang, idioms and other peculiar language. I like to think of it as Urban Dictionary on crack. We have about 400 videos up on our site and youtube channel (www.youtube.com/slargon) as of now. If you have a minute take a look at a few of our videos, they’re only 12-30 seconds a piece, and let us know what you think and if you’d be at all interested in writing about us.

    Thanks!

    Jimmy

  4. Just found your blog. Was relieved to see some people disassembling the “meme” juggernaut being hoisted onto the assembly line of intellectual fads. Thanks!

  5. Hey, great blog! I thought I would jump in and let people know of our platform we developed. It’s called http://www.ackuna.com, and it’s a localization platform for app developers and a social network of sorts for translators and linguists. Check it out if you get the chance. Keep up the good work.

  6. Hello Mr. Roberts, i would like to tell you that the game chimp challenge, especially chimp mode is a great thing and im really enjoying myself playing it. I would like to ask you, if you know, if someone is able to win 1 game on the chimp mode does that person have photographic memory ? Also i would like to tell you that i had 4681 points but im not on the board. I succeded in winning 12 games on chimp mode. Does that mean that i have photographic memory? Please if you could answer me this because i would really like to know. By the way i want to tell you that i have memorized 1000 digits of pi if that is important. Thank you very much and i am awaiting for your reply. Thanks

  7. Hello Mr. Roberts, i would like to tell you that the game chimp challenge, especially chimp mode is a great thing and im really enjoying myself playing it. I would like to ask you, if you know, if someone is able to win 1 game on the chimp mode does that person have photographic memory ? Also i would like to tell you that i had 4681 points but im not on the board. I succeded in winning 12 games on chimp mode. Does that mean that i have photographic memory? Please if you could answer me this because i would really like to know. By the way i want to tell you that i have memorized 1000 digits of pi if that is important. Thank you very much and i am awaiting for your reply. Thanks . Sorry this isnt for just Mr. Roberts but please if could someone answer me this. Thank you

  8. Hello , i would like to tell you all that the game chimp challenge, especially chimp mode is a great thing and im really enjoying myself playing it. I would like to ask you all, if you know, if someone is able to win 1 game on the chimp mode does that person have photographic memory ? Also i would like to tell you all that i had 4681 points but im not on the board. I succeded in winning 12 games on chimp mode. Does that mean that i have photographic memory? Please if someone could answer me this because i would really like to know. By the way i want to tell you all that i have memorized 1000 digits of pi if that is important. Thank you very much and i am awaiting for your reply. Thanks

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