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The current quantity collects contributions addressing various points of the size of linguistic alterations, an issue which most likely is as outdated as language itself yet whilst has got renewed curiosity over the past decade or so, reflecting a fast improvement of data-intensive computing in all fields of analysis, together with linguistics.
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Walker and Ribeiro 2011; Danielsen et al 2011), both group languages into subgroups and show linguistic distance, as do (rooted) trees, but they are also able to give information on shared similarities, depending on either retention or contact. 1. Calculating stability in language – how could it be done? For any linguistic property shared across two or more languages, be it a lexical item, a morphological form, a construction or a general principle of structure, there are logically speaking four possible reasons for the similarity: (a) shared inheritance; (b) loans under contact; (c) shared language-internal typological pressure (as expressed in universals or universal tendencies); and Contrasting linguistics and archaeology in the matrix modelâ•‡â•‡ 33 (d) coincidence.
Holman 2009 Temporal Stability of Linguistic Typological Features. LINCOM Studies in Theoretical Linguistics, Bd. 42. Munich: LINCOM Europa. Ziv, Jacob and Abraham Lempel 1978 Compression of individual sequences via variable-rate coding. IEEE Transactions on Information Theory 24 (5): 530–536. Case studies Contrasting linguistics and archaeology in the matrix model: GIS and cluster analysis of the Arawakan languages Gerd Carling, Love Eriksen, Arthur Holmer and Joost van de Weijer 1. Language contact, linguistic distance and the emergence of socio-cultural identity: The matrix model1 Scientific research on the pre-Columbian cultures of lowland South America has taken a great leap forward during the first decade of the new millennium.