Werner Mende a1andKathleen Wermke a2 a1 Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Science, 10117 Berlin, Germany. email@example.com a2 Center for Pre-Speech Development and Developmental Disorders, Julius-Maximilians-University Würzburg, 97070 Würzburg, Germany. firstname.lastname@example.org
Understanding cultural evolution is one of the most challenging and indispensable scientific tasks for the survival of humankind on our planet. This task demands, besides an adoption of theories and models from biological evolution, theories for culture-specific processes as well. Language evolution and language acquisition offer interesting objects of study in this respect.