Language Diversity across the Consonant Inventories: A Study in the Framework of Complex Networks

@article{Choudhury2009LanguageDA,
  title={Language Diversity across the Consonant Inventories: A Study in the Framework of Complex Networks},
  author={Monojit Choudhury and Animesh Mukherjee and Anupam Basu and Niloy Ganguly and Ashish Garg and Vaibhav Jalan},
  journal={ArXiv},
  year={2009},
  volume={abs/0904.1289}
}
In this paper, we attempt to explain the emergence of the linguistic diversity that exists across the consonant inventories of some of the major language families of the world through a complex network based growth model. There is only a single parameter for this model that is meant to introduce a small amount of randomness in the otherwise preferential attachment based growth process. The experiments with this model parameter indicates that the choice of consonants among the languages within a… 

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