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Language Boundaries Driven By Surface Tension

Citation
Smith ADM (2017) Language Boundaries Driven By Surface Tension. [Commentary on: J. Burridge, "Spatial Evolution of Human Dialects," Phys. Rev. X 7, 031008 (2017)] Physics - Spotlighting Exceptional Research, 10, Art. No.: 80.

Commentary of
J. Burridge, "Spatial Evolution of Human Dialects," Phys. Rev. X 7, 031008 (2017)

Abstract
A new model of language evolution assumes that changes in the spatial boundaries between dialects are controlled by a surface tension effect.

Keywords
dialect boundaries; language change; language evolution; topography; viewpoint

StatusPublished
AuthorsSmith Andrew D M
Publication date17/07/2017
Publication date online17/07/2017
Date accepted by journal30/06/2017
URLhttps://physics.aps.org/articles/v10/80
PublisherAmerican Physical Society
ISSN No ISSN
LanguageEnglish

Journal
Physics - Spotlighting Exceptional Research: Volume 10

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