Self-organization and language evolution

  title={Self-organization and language evolution},
  author={Bart G. de Boer},
Language can be considered from two perspectives. It can be considered as behavior and knowledge of an individual, and it can also be considered as a system of conventions in a language community. In fact, these two perspectives can be said to define two levels at which language can be observed. One is the individual level, where detailed individual behavior is studied. The other is the population level, where individual behavior is averaged and abstracted and more general trends and processes… 
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