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A Dynamical Systems Model for Language Change

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Show simple item record Niyogi, Partha en_US Berwick, Robert en_US 2004-10-20T20:49:31Z 2004-10-20T20:49:31Z 1995-12-01 en_US
dc.identifier.other AIM-1515 en_US
dc.identifier.other CBCL-114 en_US
dc.description.abstract Formalizing linguists' intuitions of language change as a dynamical system, we quantify the time course of language change including sudden vs. gradual changes in languages. We apply the computer model to the historical loss of Verb Second from Old French to modern French, showing that otherwise adequate grammatical theories can fail our new evolutionary criterion. en_US
dc.format.extent 7 p. en_US
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dc.relation.ispartofseries AIM-1515 en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries CBCL-114 en_US
dc.subject language change en_US
dc.subject evolutionary processes en_US
dc.subject dynamical systems en_US
dc.subject language acquisition en_US
dc.title A Dynamical Systems Model for Language Change en_US

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