Introduction to the Volume

  • Mirko Degli EspostiEmail author
  • Eduardo G. Altmann
  • François Pachet
Part of the Lecture Notes in Morphogenesis book series (LECTMORPH)


Like most human productions, language is the product of cultural evolution, and as such exhibits high levels of complexity. A natural representation of language is written text, an expression of language by letters or other marks. Preceded by proto-writing systems of ideographic and/or early mnemonic symbols, so-called true writing, in which the content of a linguistic utterance is encoded so that another reader can reconstruct, with a fair degree of accuracy, the exact utterance written down, characterizes human evolution since 3200 BC.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mirko Degli Esposti
    • 1
    Email author
  • Eduardo G. Altmann
    • 2
  • François Pachet
    • 3
  1. 1.Dipartimento di MatematicaUniversità di BolognaBolognaItaly
  2. 2.Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex SystemsDresdenGermany
  3. 3.Sony CSLParisFrance

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