Time’s arrow reversed? The (a)symmetry of language change

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Title: Time’s arrow reversed? The (a)symmetry of language change
Author: Nevalainen, Terttu
Date: 2021
Language: en
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10138/327804
Abstract: This paper analyses language users’ participation in real-time grammatical change. The question addressed is the extent to which individuals continue using both the incoming form and the recessive, outgoing form as opposed to using one of them categorically. Variable grammars are related to the sociolinguistic discussion of whether language change is a generational or a communal process. Ultimately, they also raise the question of the predictability of real-time language change
Subject: language change
variable grammar
S-curve mode
Rights: CC BY 4.0
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