Paper: Some Components Of A Program For Dynamic Modelling Of Historical Change In Language

ACL ID C65-1014
Title Some Components Of A Program For Dynamic Modelling Of Historical Change In Language
Venue International Conference on Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1965
Authors
  • Sheldon Klein (Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh PA; System Development Corporation, Santa Monica CA)

A system that is to serve as a vehicle for testing models of language change is being programmed in jOVIAL. Inherent in the design of the system is the requirement that each member of a speech community be represented by a generation grammar and a recognition grammar. The units of interaction in a simulation are conversations. Grammar rules may be borrowed or lost by individuals during the course of a simulation. The rules them- selves need not be limited to those suggested by a particular theory of lanquaqe; also, they may refer to any or all levels of linguistic phenomena. Extralinquistic factors pertinent to language change may be incorporated in simulations. Klein I. 1.0 The Simulation System A general simulation system which is to serve as a device for testing of hypotheses about lang...