LING 496 - Agents and Evolution

Description
The course surveys Evolutionary Game Theory and Agent-Based Models with special reference to language. We will develop systems for modeling various types of language change as well as the dynamics of linguistic micro-variation. Topics include semantic/pragmatic cycles in signaling, the maintenance of conventional meaning, and testing for selection in language change.
Credits
1
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Recent Semesters
Spring 2019, Spring 2016
Offered
TuTh
Avg. Class Size
25
Avg. Sections
1