Tag: evolution

21 Why do Polish and Belarusian have an atypical greeting if compared to other Slavic languages? 2012-01-28T11:10:55.540

13 How do computational linguists abstractly represent a language? 2011-09-30T10:14:10.813

13 Weird behavior of two fruits' names (ananas/pineapple, banana/plátano) 2011-10-04T15:49:05.357

11 Where did the discussion of the language faculty between Fitch, Hauser, Chomsky and Pinker and Jackendoff terminate? 2015-04-05T13:27:42.137

10 Examples of convergent evolution? 2011-09-14T02:57:01.480

10 Do atonal languages have a tonal ancestor? 2012-09-07T02:44:50.030

9 Are there creoles of three languages? 2011-09-27T05:27:42.757

9 Is there any case of a "convergent language family"? 2011-11-09T00:27:19.520

9 How do linguists tell areal features and genetic relations apart? 2012-02-13T16:06:48.617

9 Is it realistic for the Grounders' language as depicted in "The 100" to have developed within 97 years? 2016-03-16T20:04:29.283

9 What is it called when a word is used based on an extant definition which no longer actually applies? e.g. "dial" with phones 2017-05-04T13:31:30.020

8 Are "txt-speak" and "emoticons" examples of normal language evolution? 2012-10-23T10:28:01.980

8 Is usage of 'SMS language' or 'textspeak' changing in any direction? 2012-12-04T00:16:37.453

8 Should emoticons be considered punctuation? 2013-03-12T00:31:29.080

8 When does language "evolve" and when is it just wrong grammar? 2017-03-08T13:40:23.767

7 Are there any "simple" languages? 2012-06-23T18:33:41.080

7 Examples of Borrowing Languages 2014-09-29T11:33:52.700

7 Why does the name for Germany vary so much between languages? 2017-01-09T06:04:28.797

7 Can two close languages be merged? 2017-04-14T10:35:07.957

6 What evolution framework best describes the change between languages over time? 2011-09-22T06:05:58.737

6 Why do languages retain or re-create complexity? 2012-10-04T23:31:17.383

6 Influence of the regulatory bodies in the English language 2013-06-25T21:19:13.427

6 Does language improve over time, or does it just change? 2013-07-30T14:58:35.127

6 Did a "cave man-style" language ever exist? 2013-12-17T21:02:36.783

6 Origin of Present Perfect in Romance Languages 2017-04-02T17:57:28.053

5 Did Hebrew writing evolve from Egyptian hieroglyphs? 2012-02-08T21:54:47.410

5 What parts of speech do professional jargons tend to mint? 2013-09-26T21:36:51.360

5 Is there a trend toward more homophones over time? What can counteract that trend? 2014-10-20T01:54:55.890

5 Why are the Sinitic languages so different from the rest of Sino-Tibetan? 2017-12-17T20:21:47.413

4 Vanishing phonemes, nasalization of vowels, tones 2012-01-04T01:30:57.647

4 When some people spoke proto-XX, what did other people speak? 2012-05-25T06:23:14.847

4 Why do marked terms exist at all? 2012-06-19T12:52:23.947

4 Impact of widespread literacy and global communication on language evolution 2013-04-06T14:36:20.173

4 Why there are no grammatical cases in the French language? 2015-05-24T16:03:00.493

4 Latin to French - evolution of certain forms of "FACERE > faire" 2016-08-01T07:29:17.587

4 Past participle agreement in French 2016-08-01T13:16:02.840

4 How is it possible to reconstruct old accents of a language? 2017-09-01T17:58:00.840

4 How fast is the number of languages spoken today decreasing/increasing? 2017-09-11T18:50:10.977

3 Is the evolution & development of language better described by Deleuze concept of the rhizome than the traditional tree? 2013-07-04T14:31:17.870

3 What is the origin of 't-' and 's-' words for second and third person possesive adjectives? 2013-09-11T09:15:54.217

3 How did the letter "v" come to represent the voiced labio dental fricative? 2016-02-01T00:37:42.377

3 Where does the spelling <ea> and <ee> in English come from? 2016-04-17T02:08:45.610

3 How did West Germanic languages evolve? 2016-06-05T20:55:40.360

3 Romance languages - "to mean" as "to want to say" 2016-08-01T07:02:02.210

3 What is the relationship between perfectivity and the Classical Japanese conjunctive particle "-て" ("-te")? 2017-07-25T12:17:34.717

2 Globalized mass-media deterring language or dialects differentiation 2015-03-12T17:30:25.713

2 Why did English evolve to have so little inflection? 2016-11-26T18:06:02.483

1 Evolutionary advantage of descriptive statements 2012-11-23T14:26:25.510

1 Was there an evolution of the greek alphabet in the middle-east? 2014-04-27T15:40:22.733

1 Are Biological and Linguistic Evolution Similar? 2014-10-12T20:48:51.873

1 Language Change over Distance 2017-01-30T06:18:42.157

1 Is this what English/Mandarin Chinese or other 21st century dominant langauges would eventually do too? (details below)(yup that's opinion based) 2017-05-13T06:00:08.800

0 Do languages evolve via community usage or via influential individuals? 2013-04-23T12:03:55.233

0 Name of phenomenon of wrong segmentation 2016-07-26T02:39:43.213

0 Fronting of /u/ from Latin to French 2016-08-20T03:47:20.553

0 What do you call a visual language based on color frequency? 2016-12-30T18:47:16.243

0 Are modern chuch Latin and classical Latin different languages? 2017-12-15T16:48:11.430