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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. 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

Journal
Physics - Spotlighting Exceptional Research: Volume 10

StatusPublished
Author(s)Smith, Andrew D M
Publication date17/07/2017
Publication date online17/07/2017
Date accepted by journal30/06/2017
URLhttp://hdl.handle.net/1893/25660
PublisherAmerican Physical Society
Publisher URLhttps://physics.aps.org/articles/v10/80
Item discussedJ. Burridge, "Spatial Evolution of Human Dialects," Phys. Rev. X 7, 031008 (2017)
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