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Title: Language Boundaries Driven By Surface Tension
Author(s): Smith, Andrew D M
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Keywords: dialect boundaries
language change
language evolution
Issue Date: 17-Jul-2017
Citation: Smith ADM (2017) Language Boundaries Driven By Surface Tension. [Commentary on: J. Burridge, "Spatial Evolution of Human Dialects," Phys. Rev. X 7, 031008 (2017)] Physics - Spotlighting Exceptional Research, 10, Art. No.: 80.
Abstract: A new model of language evolution assumes that changes in the spatial boundaries between dialects are controlled by a surface tension effect.
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