Using agent-based models to answer questions about language change
|Dates:||4 May 2016|
|Times:||09:00 - 11:00|
|What is it:||Seminar|
|Organiser:||School of Arts, Languages and Cultures|
|Who is it for:||University staff, Current University students|
LEL Masterclass with Richard Blythe (Edinburgh).
Abstract: "In this informal session, I will set out my views on the role that mathematical models may - and may not - play in answering questions about language change. I will discuss in particular the Utterance Selection Model developed in collaboration with Gareth Baxter, William Croft and Alan McKane, focussing in particular on the rationale underpinning the choices we made, and some of the questions we have been able to answer with it. Participants are invited to bring along their own thoughts about models of language change, and/or contribute to the debate as to how much we can learn from them."
Organisation: University of Edinburgh
Travel and Contact Information
Samuel Alexander Building