Effective Lexicon Change in the Absence of Population Flux

@inproceedings{Dircks1999EffectiveLC,
  title={Effective Lexicon Change in the Absence of Population Flux},
  author={Christopher Dircks and Scott C. Stoness},
  booktitle={ECAL},
  year={1999}
}
Multiple agents, equipped with a feature-based phonetic model and a connectionist cognitive model, interact via the naming game paradigm, such that lexicon formation and change is an emergent property of this complex adaptive system. Our system converges on a coherent lexicon and effective language change is demonstrated, even in the absence of a changing population, which brings into question claims made in earlier work. We airgue that our phonetic and cognitive models tend towards a cognitive… 
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