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  • Dominant words rise to the top by positive frequency-dependent selection.

    Pagel, Mark; Beaumont, Mark; Meade, Andrew; Verkerk, Annemarie; Calude, Andreea S. (2019)
    A puzzle of language is how speakers come to use the same words for particular meanings, given that there are often many competing alternatives (e.g., "sofa," "couch," "settee"), and there is seldom a necessary connection ...

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