Robust, Causal, and Incremental Approaches to Investigating Linguistic Adaptation

@inproceedings{Roberts2018RobustCA,
  title={Robust, Causal, and Incremental Approaches to Investigating Linguistic Adaptation},
  author={Se{\'a}n G. Roberts},
  booktitle={Front. Psychol.},
  year={2018}
}
This paper discusses the maximum robustness approach for studying cases of adaptation in language. We live in an age where we have more data on more languages than ever before, and more data to link it with from other domains. This should make it easier to test hypotheses involving adaptation, and also to spot new patterns that might be explained by adaptation. However, there is not much discussion of the overall approach to research in this area. There are outstanding questions about how to… CONTINUE READING
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