Consensus under constraints: Modeling the great english vowel shift

Kiran Lakkaraju, Samarth Swarup, Les Gasser

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Abstract

Human culture is fundamentally tied with language. We argue that the study of language change and diffusion in a society sheds light on its cultural patterns and social conventions. In addition, language can be viewed as a "model problem" through which to study complex norm emergence scenarios. In this paper we study a particular linguistically oriented complex norm emergence scenario, the Great English Vowel Shift (GEVS). We develop a model that integrates both social aspects (interaction between agents), and internal aspects (constraints on how much an agent can change). This model differs from much of the existing norm emergence models in its modeling of large, complex normative spaces.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSocial Computing, Behavioral-Cultural Modeling and Prediction, 5th International Conference, SBP 2012, Proceedings
Pages1-8
Number of pages8
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 3 2012
Event5th International Conference on Social Computing, Behavioral-Cultural Modeling and Prediction, SBP 2012 - College Park, MD, United States
Duration: Apr 3 2012Apr 5 2012

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume7227 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Other

Other5th International Conference on Social Computing, Behavioral-Cultural Modeling and Prediction, SBP 2012
CountryUnited States
CityCollege Park, MD
Period4/3/124/5/12

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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