Tag: language-change

53 Why did early Indo-European languages seem to be morphologically complex? 2011-09-20T15:33:02.470

47 Do unschooled people use cases correctly, e.g. in Germany and in Russia? 2014-12-09T04:45:46.763

39 Languages that are gaining morphological distinctions 2011-09-14T17:36:21.640

22 Why do English verbs inflect so little, especially in regard to "person"? 2011-09-21T14:08:29.027

19 Do onomatopoeias resist sound change? 2012-06-05T22:30:27.223

17 How powerful is literacy to slow down language change? 2012-01-10T19:31:41.320

16 How much is known about verb regularization rates? 2011-10-02T15:33:11.997

15 Is it possible to predict language changes? 2011-09-23T18:03:53.477

14 What's this loanword phenomenon called? 2011-12-07T04:00:35.447

14 What explains the Icelandic language conservatism? 2012-01-13T19:03:09.263

14 Are American English and British English growing closer together or drifting further apart? 2015-07-30T02:49:45.093

13 French conjugation, spoken vs written 2011-09-23T17:03:51.790

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

13 Is anyone studying change in constructed language? 2011-10-14T02:01:28.383

13 Is the "principle of least effort" a real factor behind language change? 2011-12-09T00:35:20.643

12 What languages are expected to "die off" in the near future and why? 2011-09-27T20:44:56.010

12 Latin, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese and French number words from eleven to nineteen - history of a bizarre, inconsistent construction 2014-01-12T04:50:26.783

11 Do signed languages undergo the same processes of change that the spoken ones do? 2011-12-11T20:23:23.433

11 Did Western European languages change faster during the Renaissance? 2012-01-22T23:59:50.757

11 Why did England not maintain French as a spoken language? 2013-08-12T22:44:43.847

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

10 Are any of the isolating languages of East Asia showing signs of gaining inflections? 2011-09-22T00:51:55.507

10 Why is English so much more simplified than other, similar languages? 2012-08-07T14:10:33.197

10 What is known or believed about the origin of Semitic-type root-and-template morphology? 2014-05-19T00:17:50.337

10 Are there documented languages that evolved from tonal to nontonal? 2014-11-03T11:34:41.493

10 Is there a reason behind the phenomenon of English becoming more vulgar with time? 2014-12-28T11:51:44.370

9 Do languages borrow morphemes? 2011-09-18T04:32:07.730

9 Is the rate of vocabulary change more or less constant? 2011-09-22T11:23:08.157

9 What is the evidence of the typological cycle theory? 2011-09-23T17:13:42.537

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

9 Is urbanization correlated with language innovation? 2011-12-21T13:42:23.413

9 Grammaticalization of third person singular -s in English 2012-01-23T05:39:22.383

9 Why has Paris French mostly lost the distinction between /e/ and /ɛ/? 2014-08-13T23:27:22.953

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 Do languages ever get new cases? 2016-08-27T19:40:31.523

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 Is there a term for the theory that languages move from one morphological typology to the next in a fixed cycle? 2011-09-20T16:52:31.153

8 How much time does it take to create/fork a new language? 2012-09-07T11:31:52.090

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

8 Why are only yes/no questions asked with a rising tone? 2012-12-20T13:52:46.537

8 Has English caused any Languages to undergo Sound Change or Grammar Change? 2016-07-15T19:17:11.340

8 Feminisation of men's language? 2017-08-01T20:19:08.980

7 What is the reason for the semantic change bowl/pot/cup > head? 2012-01-10T13:53:52.317

7 The semantical change of сарай - "saráj" (rus., ukr.) vs. sister and donor languages: pl. 'seraj', srb-cro. 'saraj' 2016-05-14T21:48:51.757

6 Is the Sanskrit spoken natively in pockets in India changing? 2011-09-21T20:04:22.730

6 Can you measure the rate of drift? 2011-11-08T20:34:48.230

6 Do central language regulation bodies accelerate or inhibit orthography changes? 2013-03-07T22:56:03.830

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

6 What is the most recent example of a language which has split from another and become non-mutually comprehensible? 2014-11-24T04:51:55.007

6 Have we observed classes changing from open to closed, or vice versa? 2017-11-26T21:17:30.233

5 Significance of "childish errors" in mainstream language change 2012-02-08T16:27:33.123

5 Would a Proto language be easy to learn? 2012-08-06T21:38:52.323

5 Did the Greek adverb for "late" evolve into a preposition meaning "after"? 2013-06-25T04:29:51.287

5 Has anyone attempted to simulate the creation/development of a language? 2014-10-02T15:09:00.373

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

5 Does standardisation restrain naturally occurring grammar change? 2015-10-22T16:59:07.747

5 Why did French survive in Canada while being far from France, while other languages didn't (Arabic in Malta, Dutch in South Africa) 2016-05-09T04:47:52.407

4 Case reassignment without change in number of cases 2011-09-28T19:10:12.233

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

4 Has the internet had an effect on language change? 2012-02-14T02:51:37.190

4 What language has the longest word for 'no' and 'yes'? 2012-06-08T16:32:09.580

4 Are there any linguistic factors that influence the degree to which a language accepts loanwords? 2012-07-03T01:10:05.420

4 What are the go-to resources on historical linguistics? 2012-08-05T23:15:37.653

4 Do we know of any influences on Tibetan from Chinese (other than lexical borrowing)? 2013-10-09T07:44:18.510

4 What parts of speech are the most, and least, susceptible to linguistic change? And why? 2014-07-11T05:38:34.553

4 Can we predict written language's evolution due to technological advances? 2016-07-04T15:31:25.990

4 Difference between languages related a long time ago and unrelated ones 2016-12-01T18:42:48.240

4 How do contronyms (aka auto-antonyms) arise? 2017-03-01T05:08:00.060

4 How are proto-languages dated? 2017-08-31T17:01:13.710

4 Which languages have absorbed the most vocabulary from Russian, and which languages have influenced its vocabulary? 2018-03-04T00:33:11.687

3 Why is the number of grammatical cases in Germanic and Romance languages decreasing? 2012-06-11T14:48:43.587

3 Have there been any significant attempts to map the evolution of English? 2012-08-05T23:13:14.567

3 Evidence of/against deterioration in language proficiency 2013-07-25T14:10:34.117

3 What are the main criteria for a grammar mistake to become a new normative? 2013-10-11T22:38:43.487

3 Who or which academic paper first noted the death of a language every two weeks? 2014-02-17T11:02:42.540

3 Would it be possible to discover through linguistics if any non-human languages influenced known language families? 2014-04-02T18:19:40.767

3 Can we choose words to avoid change? 2014-05-06T19:57:17.393

3 Time annotated corpus: plain text english corpus 2014-09-29T16:26:30.313

3 Do certain features of a languages change faster on average ? 2014-11-05T13:52:44.967

3 Language characteristics only found in one language 2015-01-15T07:24:45.170

3 Why is "och" (and) not spelled "og" in Swedish? 2015-03-27T14:32:52.317

3 How do people know the meaning of new rhyming slang? 2015-12-02T00:16:52.927

3 Have words for numbers changed since the introduction of public schools? 2016-09-05T09:07:07.760

3 Is the English "because (noun)" an instance of grammaticalization? 2016-10-16T14:35:49.367

3 Interesting exemplary cases where natural/political boundaries have led to language divergence 2016-11-15T13:44:46.453

3 Do children's mispronunciations influence the development of a language? 2017-03-29T06:42:44.203

3 Impact of European languages on AmE modality and grammatical moods 2018-01-25T08:59:01.990

2 How are languages affected by substrates vs superstrates? 2011-09-16T19:40:14.690

2 Different accent for different genders and age groups 2013-09-28T06:35:29.453

2 "an" -> "a" When Describing a Noun With Adjectives 2014-10-13T16:10:44.723

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

2 What is the term for when a general term is used to refer to something specific? 2015-06-03T22:25:37.223

2 Does changing the writing system for a language change the language? 2015-06-08T05:18:16.360

2 What is the difference between grammaticalization and grammaticization? 2015-08-09T21:21:42.830

2 Have the Spanish tenses stopped evolving? 2015-10-19T15:43:25.757

2 Do Germanic words have Romance qualities and vice-versa? 2016-04-29T11:34:44.073

2 How are Automatic Alternations the synchronic, and not diachronic, consequence of phonetically-motivated diachronic sound changes? 2016-09-21T18:59:07.327

2 Is there a name for the process of triviliazation of a word's meaning? 2016-12-20T19:58:34.980