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Title:Probability in language change
Authors:Kie Zuraw
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.

Type:Paper/tech report
Area/Keywords:Historical Linguistics
Article:Version 1