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Department of Comparative Language Science

Jing, Bickel and Widmer provide corpus-based evidence that word order evolves at similar rates in main and subordinate clauses

Phylogenetic modeling of corpus data reveals similar rates of word order evolution in main and subordinate clauses, challenging century-old assumptions: new paper in Diachronica by Yingqi Jing, Balthasar Bickel and Paul Widmer.

Open access preprint here.