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The Adaptive Value of Languages: Non-Linguistic Causes of Language Diversity

The Adaptive Value of Languages: Non-Linguistic Causes of Language Diversity

The goal of this Research Topic is to shed light on the non-linguistic causes of language diversity, and particularly, to explore the possibility that some aspects of the structure of languages may result from an adaptation to the natural and/or human-made environment. Traditionally, language diversity has been claimed to result from random, internally-motivated changes in language structure. Ongoing research suggests instead that different...

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