Institutionen för lingvistik och filologi

Imperfect language learning facilitates morphological simplification: experimental evidence

  • Datum: –17.00
  • Plats: Engelska parken 9-2029
  • Föreläsare: Aleksandrs Berdicevskis, Uppsala University
  • Arrangör: General Linguistics, Dept of Linguistics and Philology
  • Kontaktperson: Harald Hammarström
  • Föreläsning

Recently, several influential theories have emerged that link the likelihood of a language to accrue or to lose morphological complexity to a range of social factors. Most prominently, a large proportion of adult language learners in a population is expected to favour morphological simplification. The evidence in support of this hypothesis comes mostly from typological data, and it is not entirely