Divina, F. and Vogt, P. (2006) Modelling language evolution in a complex ecological environment ILK Research Group Technical Report Series no. 06-01.
Abstract This paper introduces a new model that has been developed for simulating language evolution in the New Ties project. This project aims at evolving a cultural society by integrating evolutionary, individual and social learning in large scale simulations. The model presented here introduces a more natural implementation of language games with various novel features. Some preliminary results are presented and discussed. As the project is still in its developmental stage no staggering results were obtained yet but we conclude that the current model is very promising for future research into the evolution of language and social behaviour.