Semantic Factors Predict the Rate of Lexical Replacement of Content Words.

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Vejdemo, Susanne; Hörberg, Thomas;
(2016)
  • Publisher: Public Library of Science (PLoS)
  • Journal: PLoS ONE,volume 11,issue 1 (issn: 1932-6203, eissn: 1932-6203)
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  • Related identifiers: pmc: PMC4731055, doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0147924
  • Subject: Digestive System | Linguistics | Research Article | Anatomy | Tongue | Mathematics | General Language Studies and Linguistics | regression analysis | Semantics | Mathematical and Statistical Techniques | language change | Physical Sciences | Language Families | Jämförande språkvetenskap och allmän lingvistik | Swadesh list | Data Acquisition | Statistics (Mathematics) | Biology and Life Sciences | lexical semantics | Languages | Computer and Information Sciences | Forecasting | Research and Analysis Methods | Medicine | Q | R | Mouth | Social Sciences | Science | Medicine and Health Sciences | Linear Regression Analysis | Statistical Methods

The rate of lexical replacement estimates the diachronic stability of word forms on the basis of how frequently a proto-language word is replaced or retained in its daughter languages. Lexical replacement rate has been shown to be highly related to word class and word f... View more
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