Robust, Causal, and Incremental Approaches to Investigating Linguistic Adaptation

  title={Robust, Causal, and Incremental Approaches to Investigating Linguistic Adaptation},
  author={Se{\'a}n G. Roberts},
  booktitle={Front. Psychol.},
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
Recent Discussions
This paper has been referenced on Twitter 28 times over the past 90 days. VIEW TWEETS


Publications referenced by this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 127 references

Relations Area Files

  • F. Meakins, E. R. Round
  • 2017
Highly Influential
5 Excerpts

Commentary: the role of language contact in creating correlations between humidity and tone

  • J. Collins
  • J. Lang. Evol. 1, 46–52. doi: 10.1093/jole/lzv012
  • 2016
Highly Influential
4 Excerpts

The effect of language on economic behavior: evidence from savings rates, health behaviors, and retirement assets

  • M. K. Chen
  • Am. Econ. Rev. 103, 690–731. doi: 10.1257/aer.103…
  • 2013
Highly Influential
5 Excerpts

Speech errors and the representation of tone in mandarin chinese

  • Wan, I.-P., J. Jaeger
  • Phonology 15, 417–461.
  • 1998
Highly Influential
4 Excerpts

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…