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. https://physics.aps.org/articles/v10/80; https://doi.org/10.1103/Physics.10.80
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