INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MODERN PHYSICS C, vol.18, no.7, pp.1203-1208, 2007 (SCI-Expanded)
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INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MODERN PHYSICS C
Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
cities, languages, evolution, multiplicative noise, fragmentation
Middle East Technical University Affiliated:
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.