A Complexity Science Perspective on Language Spread
Michał B. Paradowski
University of Warsaw
June 15, 2010
PROCEEDINGS OF ISCA TUTORIAL AND RESEARCH WORKSHOP ON EXPERIMENTAL LINGUISTICS, Botinis, Antonis, eds., pp. 137-140, University of Athens, 2010
Linguistic creativity is a manifestation of innovativeness. Investigating the diffusion of linguistic innovation requires an interdisciplinary approach, pooling competences from sciences humanistic, social, and strict (in particular mathematics and computational methods). The initial results will be presented of an empirical project analysing the social spread of neologisms in a microblogging site.
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Keywords: linguistic creativity, neologisms, innovation diffusion, social networks, influence
Date posted: July 14, 2010 ; Last revised: November 20, 2010
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