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Agent-Based Models of Strategies for the Emergence and Evolution of Grammatical Agreement

Figure 8

Reuse strategy.

Instead of inventing new markers, speakers use existing words which have already the meaning that the marker should express. In this case, the words “sizhic” and “goapi” can be used to express the two feature values for . The hearer is now able to infer with more certainty the semantic features for these markers.

Figure 8