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Language Variation and Change

Language Variation and Change

Our research group explores language variation and change through qualitative and quantitative analyses.

The Language Variation and Change research group brings together researchers with expertise in:

We focus on qualitative and quantitative analyses of synchronic and diachronic variation. We use a range of methodological tools from ethnographic fieldwork to comparative methods for reconstructing historical language states. Our aim is to uncover patterns of variability in the grammatical, discourse-pragmatic, and sound systems of human language to enhance our understanding of how language variation and change should be modelled theoretically.

Language Variation and Change