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Linguistic Variation and Change: Approach from the Perspective of Complex Adaptive Systems

  • Àngels Massip-BonetEmail author
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Abstract

We provide general theoretical introduction to the topic of linguistic change from the perspective of dynamic systems and applying the concepts developed by the ECCO (Evolution, Complexity and Cognition) group’s paradigm as a “conceptual framework, based on an ontology of action”. We apply a look to linguistic change from complexity paradigm and we link the ECCO concepts with different areas of linguistics that deal with linguistic change.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Catalan Philology and General Linguistics, Projecte Scripta (FFI2016-80482P), Sociocomplexity—Complexity, Communication and Sociolinguistics Group, CUSC—Research Centre for Sociolinguistics and Communication, UBICS—Universitat de Barcelona Institute of Complex SystemsUniversitat de BarcelonaBarcelonaSpain

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