Language and friendships: A co-evolution model of social and linguistic conventions
Citation:Bachwerk, Martin and Carl Vogel, Language and friendships: A co-evolution model of social and linguistic conventions, The 9th International Conference on the Evolution of Language (EvoLang9), Kyoto, Japan, March 13-16, 2012, Thomas C. Scott-Phillips, Monica Tamariz, Erica A Cartmill and James R. Hurford, World Scientific, 2012, 34 - 41
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Human social networks are dynamic, yet the majority of computational models of language evolution operate with either fixed or random interaction patterns between agents. This paper presents a model of lexicon formation in which agents can adjust their social ties based on the success of performed interactions. Simulation results show that different levels of `friendship? between agents co-evolve with a system of linguistic conventions, with the observed social network formation processes largely resembling those of modern humans.
Other Titles:The 9th International Conference on the Evolution of Language (EvoLang9)
Type of material:Conference Paper
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