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Using Evolutionary Algorithms to Investigate Language Evolution

The aim of this project will be to use evolutionary algorithms as a vehicle to investigate the main dynamics in language evolution. Language evolution is a highly multi-disciplinary research field with the main theories involving biological evolution, language learning, and cultural evolution. When trying to understand the origins of languages, we can try to compensate for the lack of empirical evidence by utilizing evolutionary computational methods to create simulations of how language may have evolved over time, e.g., by creating "language games" to simulate communication between agents in a social setting. In general, simulations on language evolution tend to have relatively small and fixed population sizes, something this study could aim to change.


Björn Gambäck Björn Gambäck
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