A role sharing model of language areas

Yoshihisa Shinozawa, Akito Sakurai

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Abstract

We propose a role sharing model of language areas in which Broca's area is for categorizing symbols used to represent rules stored and retrieved in other language areas. For example, at the syntactical level, the other language areas store rules represented with terminal symbols and also rules represented with non-terminal symbols, whereas Broca area invents non-terminals and forms abstract rules at language acquisition phase and converts a terminal symbol to a non-terminal corresponding to it to get an appropriate rule at performance phase. The model role of Broca's area is supposed to be essential but minimal to support human language faculty. Under this assumption, the emergence of Broca's area is hypothesized to have triggered the evolution of language supposing that the other mechanisms are fully evolved. The argument is based on the recent fMRI study of KE family members and related findings on a mutation of FOXP2 gene.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Pages335-344
Number of pages10
Volume3609 LNAI
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Event17th and 18th Annual Conferences of the Japanese Society for Artificial Intelligence, (JSAI 2003 and JSAI 2004) - Niigata, Japan
Duration: 2003 Jun 232003 Jun 27

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume3609 LNAI
ISSN (Print)03029743
ISSN (Electronic)16113349

Other

Other17th and 18th Annual Conferences of the Japanese Society for Artificial Intelligence, (JSAI 2003 and JSAI 2004)
CountryJapan
CityNiigata
Period03/6/2303/6/27

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  • Theoretical Computer Science

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Shinozawa, Y., & Sakurai, A. (2007). A role sharing model of language areas. In Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics) (Vol. 3609 LNAI, pp. 335-344). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 3609 LNAI).

A role sharing model of language areas. / Shinozawa, Yoshihisa; Sakurai, Akito.

Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics). Vol. 3609 LNAI 2007. p. 335-344 (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 3609 LNAI).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Shinozawa, Y & Sakurai, A 2007, A role sharing model of language areas. in Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics). vol. 3609 LNAI, Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics), vol. 3609 LNAI, pp. 335-344, 17th and 18th Annual Conferences of the Japanese Society for Artificial Intelligence, (JSAI 2003 and JSAI 2004), Niigata, Japan, 03/6/23.
Shinozawa Y, Sakurai A. A role sharing model of language areas. In Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics). Vol. 3609 LNAI. 2007. p. 335-344. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)).
Shinozawa, Yoshihisa ; Sakurai, Akito. / A role sharing model of language areas. Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics). Vol. 3609 LNAI 2007. pp. 335-344 (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)).
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