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Title: A computer simulation of language families
Author: Paulo Murilo Castro De Oliveira
Institution: Universidade Federal Fluminense
Author: Dietrich Stauffer
Institution: Universität zu Köln
Author: Søren K. Wichmann
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Homepage: http://email.eva.mpg.de/~wichmann/
Institution: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology
Author: Suzana Moss De Oliveira
Institution: Universidade Federal Fluminense
Linguistic Field: Computational Linguistics
Abstract: This paper presents computer simulations of language populations and the development of language families, showing how a simple model can lead to distributions similar to those observed empirically by Wichmann (2005) and others. The model combines features of two models used in earlier work for the simulation of competition among languages: the ‘Viviane’ model for the migration of peoples and the propagation of languages, and the ‘Schulze’ model, which uses bit-strings as a way of characterising structural features of languages.

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