Social complexity as a proximate and ultimate factor in communicative complexity

@article{Freeberg2012SocialCA,
  title={Social complexity as a proximate and ultimate factor in communicative complexity},
  author={Todd M. Freeberg and Robin I. M. Dunbar and Terry J. Ord},
  journal={Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences},
  year={2012},
  volume={367},
  pages={1785 - 1801}
}
The ‘social complexity hypothesis’ for communication posits that groups with complex social systems require more complex communicative systems to regulate interactions and relations among group members. Complex social systems, compared with simple social systems, are those in which individuals frequently interact in many different contexts with many different individuals, and often repeatedly interact with many of the same individuals in networks over time. Complex communicative systems… 
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