Evolutionary Processes in Language and Culture

The Evolution of Semantic Systems(EoSS)project is a research initiative of the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics. The main aim of the EoSS project is to investigate how meanings vary over space and change over time. We focus on different kinds of categories: containers (kinds of objects), colour (attributes of objects), body parts (parts of objects), and spatial relations (how objects are related to one another). For more background information visit the website (http://www.mpi.nl/departments/other-research/research-consortia/eoss). This archive consists of data from 62 languages of the Indo-European language family, two languages of the Uralic language family and data from the...