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The evolution of the lexicon. Explorations in lexical stability, semantic shift and borrowing in a Papuan language family

Typology is the study of patterns and variables in the world’s languages. Lexical typology is the cross-linguistic study of the different ways in which languages express meanings in their words (lexemes) and vocabularies (lexicons). Whilst morpho-syntactic and phonological typology have advanced significantly in the past decades, typological research into...

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