Complex Systems and Language

Scale Free Distribution in Language

Language is a complex system, and displays each property of a complex system. Components are realizations of linguistic features as they are deployed by human agents, speakers. Activity consists of our conversations and writing Exchange is our comparison of different components used by different speakers/writers in different conversations/writings Reinforcement is the changing likelihood of components occurring in future cases of situations for conversations and writing Emergence is configuration of components, whether words, pronunciations, or constructions, that comes to occur in the local communities, regional and social, and in circumstances for speech and writing