Title

The emergence of language differences in artificial codes

Document Type

Journal article

Source Publication

Experimental Economics

Publication Date

2-2017

First Page

1

Last Page

22

Publisher

Springer US

Keywords

Communication games, Coordination, Economics of language

Abstract

The paper studies how common codes of artificial language in communication are developed in the laboratory. We find that codes emerging from an environment with more variable spatial positions tend to use a limited set of symbols to represent positions, whereas codes emerging from an environment with more variable geometric shapes tend to discriminate among shapes. The paper also experimentally shows that “language” affects the way its “speakers” share the view about a novel figure.

DOI

10.1007/s10683-017-9518-3

Print ISSN

13864157

E-ISSN

15736938

Funding Information

Funding for this research was provided by: Shanghai University of Finance and Economics (start-up grant)

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Recommended Citation

Hong, F., & Zhao, X. (2017). The emergence of language differences in artificial codes. Experimental Economics, Advance publication, 1-22. doi: 10.1007/s10683-017-9518-3