Modelling the Evolution of Linguistic Diversity

@inproceedings{Livingstone1999ModellingTE,
  title={Modelling the Evolution of Linguistic Diversity},
  author={Daniel Jack Livingstone and Colin Fyfe},
  booktitle={ECAL},
  year={1999}
}
Some recent Artificial Life models have attempted to explain the origin of linguistic diversity with varying conclusions and explanations. We posit, contrary to some existing Artificial Life work, that linguistic diversity should naturally emerge in spatially organised populations of language learners, and this is supported by our experimental work and by recent literature. 
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