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Article: Exploring social structure effect on language evolution based on a computational model

TitleExploring social structure effect on language evolution based on a computational model
Authors
KeywordsComputational simulation
Language evolution
Power-law distribution
Social structure
Issue Date2008
PublisherTaylor & Francis Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/09540091.asp
Citation
Connection Science, 2008, v. 20 n. 2-3, p. 135-153 How to Cite?
AbstractA compositionality-regularity coevolution model is adopted to explore the effect of social structure on language emergence and maintenance. Based on this model, we explore language evolution in three experiments, and discuss the role of a popular agent in language evolution, the relationship between mutual understanding and social hierarchy, and the effect of inter-community communications and that of simple linguistic features on convergence of communal languages in two communities. This work embodies several important interactions during social learning, and introduces a new approach that manipulates individuals' probabilities to participate in social interactions to study the effect of social structure. We hope it will stimulate further theoretical and empirical explorations on language evolution in a social environment.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/166999
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2015 Impact Factor: 1.125
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.390
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dc.contributor.authorGong, Ten_HK
dc.contributor.authorMinett, JWen_HK
dc.contributor.authorWang, WSYen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2012-09-28T02:27:43Z-
dc.date.available2012-09-28T02:27:43Z-
dc.date.issued2008en_HK
dc.identifier.citationConnection Science, 2008, v. 20 n. 2-3, p. 135-153en_HK
dc.identifier.issn0954-0091en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/166999-
dc.description.abstractA compositionality-regularity coevolution model is adopted to explore the effect of social structure on language emergence and maintenance. Based on this model, we explore language evolution in three experiments, and discuss the role of a popular agent in language evolution, the relationship between mutual understanding and social hierarchy, and the effect of inter-community communications and that of simple linguistic features on convergence of communal languages in two communities. This work embodies several important interactions during social learning, and introduces a new approach that manipulates individuals' probabilities to participate in social interactions to study the effect of social structure. We hope it will stimulate further theoretical and empirical explorations on language evolution in a social environment.en_HK
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherTaylor & Francis Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/09540091.aspen_HK
dc.relation.ispartofConnection Scienceen_HK
dc.subjectComputational simulationen_HK
dc.subjectLanguage evolutionen_HK
dc.subjectPower-law distributionen_HK
dc.subjectSocial structureen_HK
dc.titleExploring social structure effect on language evolution based on a computational modelen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
dc.identifier.emailGong, T: tgong@hku.hken_HK
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dc.identifier.doi10.1080/09540090802091941en_HK
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dc.identifier.volume20en_HK
dc.identifier.issue2-3en_HK
dc.identifier.spage135en_HK
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