[Ads-l] Consulting the hive-mind

Geoffrey Nathan geoffnathan at WAYNE.EDU
Tue Dec 24 13:44:24 UTC 2019

I’ve been trying to recall a paper I read in the past year or two arguing that the Internet has enabled a new kind of accelerated language change. It cited examples that included the rise of uptalk, the construction ‘because NP’ and others. I may also have heard the authors present their findings somewhere. I think there were two authors, and data came from the US, South Africa, and either New Zealand or Australia. Can anyone help me track down the reference?


Geoffrey S. Nathan
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Emeritus Professor, Linguistics Program
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