@ARTICLE { loreto:07a, author = {Loreto, Vittorio and Steels, Luc},journal = {Nature Physics},note = {Language},number = {11},pages = {758--760},title = {Social Dynamics: Emergence of Language},type = {ARTICLE},volume = {3},year = {2007},url = {https://www.nature.com/articles/nphys770},abstract = {

Our social behaviour has evolved primarily through contact with a limited number of other individuals. Yet as a species we exhibit uniformities on a global scale. This kind of emergent behaviour is familiar territory for statistical physicists.

}}