Foundations of Computational Mathematics

, Volume 4, Issue 3, pp 315–343 | Cite as

Modeling Language Evolution

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Abstract

We describe a model for the evolution of the languages used by the agents of a society. Our main result proves convergence of these languages to a common one under certain conditions. A few special cases are elaborated in more depth.

Language evolution Learning theory 

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© Springer-Verlag 2004

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Mathematics, City University of Hong Kong, 83 Tat Chee Avenue, KowloonHong Kong
  2. 2.Toyota Technological Institute at Chicago, 1427 East 60th Street, Chicago, IL 60637USA
  3. 3.Department of Mathematics, City University of Hong Kong, 83 Tat Chee Avenue, KowloonHong Kong

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