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|Title: ||A model of language emergence and change|
|Other Titles: ||Yu yan chan sheng yu yan bian zhi mo xing|
|Authors: ||Cheung, Nga Yan (張雅茵)|
|Department: ||Department of Mathematics|
|Degree: ||Master of Philosophy|
|Issue Date: ||2009|
|Publisher: ||City University of Hong Kong|
|Subjects: ||Language and languages -- Origin -- Mathematical models.|
Linguistic change -- Mathematical models.
|Notes: ||CityU Call Number: P116 .C45 2009|
1, 139 leaves : ill. 30 cm.
Thesis (M.Phil.)--City University of Hong Kong, 2009.
Includes bibliographical references (leaves 139)
|Abstract: ||Recently, there is a number of research done on the problem of consensus between autonomous agents, especially language evolution and computation. In this paper, language
evolution including language emergence and change are investigated. We study how disparate languages of people in a population converge to a common one and how this evolves.
The dynamics we use is defined as a discrete time mapping, people interact with each other
and update their languages for every iteration. We first visualize the possible language
evolution by performing computer simulations, then analyze the observed behavior and
prove that the majority of the population are agree to share a common language under
|Online Catalog Link: ||http://lib.cityu.edu.hk/record=b2375017|
|Appears in Collections:||MA - Master of Philosophy |
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