A new model for competition between many languages


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INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MODERN PHYSICS C, vol.18, no.7, pp.1203-1208, 2007 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 18 Issue: 7
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.1142/s0129183107011236
  • Title of Journal : INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MODERN PHYSICS C
  • Page Numbers: pp.1203-1208
  • Keywords: cities, languages, evolution, multiplicative noise, fragmentation

Abstract

Time evolution of number of cities, population of cities, world population, and size distribution of present languages are studied in terms of a new model, where population of each city increases by a random rate and decreases by a random division. World population and size distribution of languages come out in good agreement with the available empirical data.