Emergentism, Ecosystem, and Expertise

E*3 Presentation Series

The E*3 presentation series is dedicated to exploring the emergence of structure and process in language and cognition. Emergentism, broadly defined, examines the role of the physical, neural, and social environment in providing mechanistic constraints that shape both temporary and semi-permanent structures on various structural levels, eventually leading to linguistic and cognitive expertise. E*3 also emphasizes the role of ecology, the environment at various levels (current, over time, or at the time of learning), as a factor in this process. We also invite presentations that challenge specific emergentist proposals, as well as presentations that formulate constraints through alternative and complementary formal models.


Past Presentations

Upcoming Presentations

The series is dedicated to the memory and work of Dr. Elizabeth Bates, as reviewed in this episode.