Physicists and mathematicians study the evolution of language with language norm change

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Universitat de Barcelona papers 2018/10/29

A study published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) analyses the evolution process of language studying 2,541 language norm changes that occurred during the last two centuries in the Spanish and English languages.

The study was carried out by the researchers from the Department of Condensed Matter Physics and the Institute of Complex Systems of the UB (UBICS) Albert Díaz-Guilera and Roberta Amato, together with the researcher Andrea Baronchelli, lecturer at the City, University of London, and Lucas Lacasa, from the Queen Mary University of London.

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