Does grammatical influence lag behind in time?

Feb 8, 2011 by

Unlike most of the postings in this blog, this one contains just a curious observation — rather than firm information — based on several things I’ve been reading or discussing recently. I would love to hear more...

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Language, dialect or jargon?

Jun 23, 2010 by

Linguists generally struggle with defining language versus dialect (we’ll take up this issue in later postings), but not everything a layman might call a language or a dialect would qualify as either for a linguist....

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On the Cochin Jews and Judeo-Malayalam

Jun 8, 2010 by

While there are many interesting Jewish communities around the world, many of whom have been subject of recent genetic studies, I will write today about one group in particular that I have been asked about — the Cochin Jews of...

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