Guest post by Tessa Verhoef
Evolang is busy this year – 4 parallel sessions and over 50 posters. We’ll be positing a series of previews to help you decide what to go and see. If you’d like to post a preview of your work, get in touch and we’ll give you a guest slot.
Tessa Verhoef, Bart de Boer and Simon Kirby Holistic or synthetic protolanguage: evidence from iterated learning of whistled signals.
Lecture room 3, Fri. 16th, 14.25
In this talk we will present results of an iterated learning experiment about the emergence of structure in sets of whistle sounds produced with a slide whistle. We will link these results to the debate on the nature of human protolanguage.