The physics of randomness and regularities for languages in terms of random matrices


Tuncay C.

EPL, vol.82, no.2, 2008 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 82 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.1209/0295-5075/82/20004
  • Title of Journal : EPL

Abstract

The physics of randomness and regularities for languages (mother tongues) and their lifetimes and family trees and for the second languages (bilinguals) are studied in terms of two processes: random multiplicative noise and fragmentation. We start with various random initial worlds and come out with regularities which are all similar to the present empirical data for the above-mentioned terms. Copyright (c) EPLA, 2008.