Journal :: Diachronica
Inhibited sound change An evolutionary approach to lexical competition
Diachronica 26(2):143--183, 2009
Abstract: The study of regular sound change reveals numerous types of exceptionality. The type studied here has the profile of regular sound change, but appears to be inhibited where homophony would result. The most widely cited cases of this phenomenon are reviewed ...
How to use typological databases in historical linguistic research
Diachronica 24(2):373--404, 2007
Abstract: Several databases have been compiled with the aim of documenting the distribution of typological features across the world's languages. This paper looks at ways of utilizing this type of data for making inferences concerning genealogical relationships by ...