Jean-louis Dessalles

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My research focuses on the quest for fundamental principles underlying the language faculty and its biological origins. I am particularly interested in the study of narrative interest and argumentative relevance, and in the conditions that make honest communication among selfish agents possible (to explain the evolutionary emergence of language).

Publications

See also: Simplicity Theory

visit: simplicitytheory.org

Books

La pertinence
et ses origines cognitives

nouvelles théories
Hermes-sciences, Paris : 2008
Les origines de la culture :
les origines du langage
(avec P. Picq et B. Victorri)
Le Pommier, Paris: 2006
Why We Talk
The evolutionary origins of language
Oxford University Press: 2007
Aux origines du langage
Une histoire naturelle de la parole
Hermes-sciences, Paris: 2000
L'ordinateur génétique
Hermes-sciences, Paris: 1996

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