Modeling language evolution

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)315-343
Journal / PublicationFoundations of Computational Mathematics
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2004


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.

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  • Language evolution, Learning theory