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Department of Comparative Language Science Quantitative Diachronic Linguistics Group

Quantitative Diachronic Linguistics Group

We are interested in the effects of usage-based and sociolinguistic factors on patterns of language evolution, with a focus on phonological and morphological change. 

We use a diverse array of methods and tools to address questions in this domain of research. 

Our research group is organized around the four-year SNSF grant "Evolving Paradigms: Quantitative and Computational Approaches to Analogical Change," which is geared towards better understanding the conditions under which certain types of morphological change are more likely to occur.