ExLing 2010 - Third Workshop on Experimental Linguistics

Athens, Greece
August 25-27, 2010

A Complexity Science Perspective on Language Spread

Michaŀ B. Paradowski

Institute of Applied Linguistics, University of Warsaw, Poland

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.

Index Terms. linguistic creativity, neologisms, innovation diffusion, social networks

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Bibliographic reference.  Paradowski, Michaŀ B. (2010): "A complexity science perspective on language spread", In ExLing-2010, 137-140.