Evolutionary Dynamics and Universal Grammar

Wednesday, February 27, 2013 at 1:00pm to 1:45pm

Bronfman Science Center, 106 18 Hoxsey St, Williamstown, MA 01267, USA

Evolutionary Dynamics and Universal Grammar

Ryan Brand '13

Mathematics and Statistics Department Colloquium


Evolutionary dynamics is an exciting field which combines game theory and dynamical systems to describe how a population with a certain set of characteristics can evolve over time.  In this talk, I will use evolutionary dynamics to model the emergence of a Universal Grammar in a population that begins by communicating with many different overlapping sub-grammars.


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