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Title: Applications of Game Theory in Linguistics
Author(s): Gerhard Jaeger
Journal Title: Language and Linguistic Compass
Volume: 2
Issue: 3
Page Range: 406-421
Publication Date: Mar-2008
Abstract: The article gives a brief overview over the budding field of game theoretic linguistics, by focusing on game theoretic pragmatics on the one hand, and the usage of evolutionary game theory to model cultural language evolution on the other hand. Two specific applications are discussed in detail: the derivation of scalar implicatures via rational reasoning over communicative strategies, and the predictive potential of an evolutionary interpretation of exemplar dynamics in phonetics.

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