Language Dynamics Journal Club

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A(n approximately) fortnightly reading group devoted to the study of language variation and change from an interdisciplinary perspective.

Upcoming meetings

15/07/2020

TBA

Past meetings (archive)

29/06/2020

Sóskuthy, M. (2015) Understanding change through stability: a computational study of sound change actuation. Lingua, 163, 40–60. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.lingua.2015.05.010

11/06/2020

Jacques, G. & List, J.-M. (2019) Save the trees: why we need tree models in linguistic reconstruction (and when we should apply them). Journal of Historical Linguistics, 9(1), 128–166. https://doi.org/10.1075/jhl.17008.mat

21/05/2020

Andersen, H. (2006) Synchrony, diachrony, and evolution. In O. N. Thomsen (ed.), Competing models of linguistic change, 59–90. Amsterdam: Benjamins. https://www.academia.edu/805573/2006._Synchrony_diachrony_and_evolution_

07/05/2020

Chang, W., Cathcart, C., Hall, D. & Garrett, A. (2015) Ancestry-constrained phylogenetic analysis supports the Indo-European steppe hypothesis. Language, 91(1), 194–244. https://muse.jhu.edu/article/576998

23/04/2020

Gray, R. & Atkinson, Q. (2003) Language-tree divergence times support the Anatolian theory of Indo-European origin. Nature, 426, 435–439. https://doi.org/10.1038/nature02029

Further reading:

09/04/2020

Burridge, J., Blaxter, T. & Vaux, B. (2020) Evolutionary paths of language. EPL, 128, 28003. https://doi.org/10.1209/0295-5075/128/28003

26/03/2020

Harrington, J., Gubian, M., Stevens, M. & Schiel, F. (2019) Phonetic change in an Antarctic winter. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 146, 3327. https://doi.org/10.1121/1.5130709