Morphological structure can escape reduction effects from mass admixture of L2 speakers: new paper to appear in Studies in Language

Using field data on Sino-Tibetan languages and Bayesian modeling techniques, M. Widmer, M. Jenny, W. Behr and B. Bickel show that, unlike degrees of inflectional synthesis, morphological cohesion patterns escape reduction effects from mass admixture of second language speakers, resulting in striking homogeneity among the languages. The paper is to appear in Studies in Language, a preprint is available at https://psyarxiv.com/sr6xu

Martha Mariani

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