Language Dynamics in Structured Form and Meaning Spaces

  title={Language Dynamics in Structured Form and Meaning Spaces},
  author={Bart G. de Boer and Tessa Verhoef},
  journal={Adv. Complex Syst.},
This paper reviews how the structure of form and meaning spaces influences the nature and the dynamics of the form-meaning mappings in language. In general, in a structured form or meaning space, not all forms and meanings are equivalent: some forms and some meanings are more easily confused with each other than with other forms or meanings. We first give a formalization of this idea, and explore how it influences robust form-meaning mappings. It is shown that some fundamental properties of… 

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