Unique Applications of Multi-Agent Models in Uncovering Language Learning Processes

Unique Applications of Multi-Agent Models in Uncovering Language Learning Processes

Teresa Satterfield (University of Michigan, USA)
Copyright: © 2008 |Pages: 32
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-962-5.ch006
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Abstract

Multi-scale “artificial societies” are constructed to examine competing first- and second-language acquisition-based theories of creole language emergence. Sociohistorical conditions and psycholinguistic capacities are integrated into the model as agents (slaves and slave-owners) interact. Linguistic transmissions are tracked, and grammar constructions are charted. The study demonstrates how a CAS approach offers clear indications for computational solutions to questions of language change and formation.

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