Agent‐based Computer Simulations of Language Choice Dynamics

  title={Agent‐based Computer Simulations of Language Choice Dynamics},
  author={Tarik Hadzibeganovic and Dietrich Stauffer and C. Schulze},
  journal={Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences},
We use agent‐based Monte Carlo simulations to address the problem of language choice dynamics in a tripartite community that is linguistically homogeneous but politically divided. We observe the process of nonlocal pattern formation that causes populations to self‐organize into stable antagonistic groups as a result of the local dynamics of attraction and influence between individual computational agents. Our findings uncover some of the unique properties of opinion formation in social groups… 
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