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Brian D. Joseph

Abstract

I explore here how aware speakers are of the history of their language as they use it and how aware of typology they are. I advocate for a speaker-oriented viewpoint and argue ultimately that speakers know little to nothing about language history and less about typology, and yet they behave in ways that essentially create typology and history. I offer a number of examples, mainly from Sanskrit and Greek, covering sound change and grammatical change and discuss issues regarding naturalness, gradualness, and social indexing.

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Anna Roussou, Brian Joseph and Gaberell Drachman

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Brian Joseph, Gaberell Drachman and Anna Roussou

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Dag T.T. Haug, Brian D. Joseph and Anna Roussou