|Title:||Probability in language change|
|Comment:||In Rens Bod, Jennifer Hay, Stefanie Jannedy, editors, Probabilistic Linguistics. 2003. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. Pp. 139-176. (pre-print version)|
|Abstract:||This paper has a small amount of OT content.
Overview of the role of probability in the study of language change: probability as a tool for determining language relatedness; changes in probabilities over time; the role of item frequency in change; the effect of language agents' behavior in a probabilistic environment on change.