New Blog Post and New Accepted Paper

Today, my monthly German blog post appeared, this time discussing certain similarities between the age by which children acquire the ability to pronounce certain sounds and the patterns by which sounds change in a language over time. This blog post can be found here.

Additionally, a review paper by Hans Geisler and myself, which we submitted earlier this year to the journal Moderna, has now been accepted for publication and will appear some time in the next year. A preprint of the study, titled "Of word families and language trees: New and old metaphors in studies on language history" and can be found here.