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Tips, Tricks and Treats Talk Series: Linguistic Variation and Language Design
EPIC-Lang presents “Linguistic Variation and Language Design,” a talk by Professor Anoop Mahajan as part of the Tips, Tricks, and Treats talk series. Anoop Mahajan is a Professor of Linguistics at UCLA with specialization in theoretical syntax. In this talk, Professor Mahajan will look at a small set of linguistic variables across which natural languages do differ, and then show that only a very small subset of logically possible languages is actually attested. Much of the data comes from fairly rich data sources in typological linguistics; the data patterns clearly show that language variation is severely restricted, often in predictable ways.
“Linguistic Variation and Language Design” will be held on Thursday, March 3, 2022 from 4:00 PM-5:00 PM. Please Register Here.