Professor, Head of Department, Institute for Empirical Linguistics, Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main
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Over time, words change their meaning. Some words seldom change, others change faster, and the direction of meaning change is typically from more general to more specific. In a new paper in Frontiers in Communication, we explore the mechanisms for semantic change. (May 2023)
New paper in Nature Humanities & Social Science, about the mechanisms of expansion of grammatical features. (January 2022)
Workshop at International Conference on Historical Linguistics 2022, Oxford, 1-5 August 2022, "Recent advances in computational historical linguistics: New methods and results", organized by Russell Gray (MPI for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig); Gerd Carling (Centre for Languages and Literature, Lund University). (December 2021)
Webinar (October 15, 2021) presenting the study "Reconstructing the evolution of Indo-European grammar" (Language 97:3) on the Youtube page of Linguistic Society of America. (October 2021)
A study in Language reconstructs the evolution of Indo-European grammar by computational models. See news release from EurekAlert (2021-09-02) and Science Daily (2021-08-31). Webinar at Linguistic Society of America October 15, 2021, 12PM Eastern Time (ET)/18:00 Central European Time (CET). Information about the webinar.
Recent study in Diachronica reconstructs the evolutionary dynamics of Indo-European alignment (2021-09-02).
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