A universal model for languages and cities, and their lifetimes

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Tuncay, Caglar;
(2007)
  • Subject: Physics - Computational Physics | Physics - Physics and Society

Present human languages display slightly asymmetric log-normal (Gauss) distribution for size [1-3], whereas present cities follow power law (Pareto-Zipf law)[4]. Our model considers the competition between languages and that between cities in terms of growing (multiplic... View more
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