@INPROCEEDINGS { vantrijp:08a, address = {Singapore},author = {van Trijp, Remi},booktitle = {The Evolution of Language. Proceedings of the 7th International Conference (EVOLANG 7)},editor = {Smith, Andrew and Smith, Kenny and Ferrer i Cancho, Ramon},note = {Language},pages = {346--353},publisher = {World Scientific Publishing},title = {The Emergence of Semantic Roles in Fluid Construction Grammar},type = {INPROCEEDINGS},year = {2008},url = {https://doi.org/10.1142/9789812776129_0044},abstract = {This paper shows how experiments on artificial language evolution can provide highly relevant results for important debates in linguistic theories. It reports on a series of experiments that investigate how semantic roles can emerge in a population of artificial embodied agents and how these agents can build a network of constructions. The experiment also includes a fully operational implementation of how event-specific participant-roles can be fused with the semantic roles of argument-structure constructions and thus contributes to the linguistic debate on how the syntax-semantics interface is organized.}}