Self-organization and selection in the emergence of vocabulary

@article{Ke2002SelforganizationAS,
  title={Self-organization and selection in the emergence of vocabulary},
  author={Jinyun Ke and James W. Minett and Ching-Pong Au and William S-Y. Wang},
  journal={Complex.},
  year={2002},
  volume={7},
  pages={41-54}
}
Human language may have started from a consistent set of mappings between meanings and signals. These mappings, referred to as the early vocabulary, are considered to be the results of conventions established among the agents of a population. In this study, we report simulation models for investigating how such conventions can be reached. We propose that convention is essentially the product of self-organization of the population through interactions among the agents and that cultural selection… 

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