Like genes, language evolution involves random chance
"Do you say “dived” or “dove?" If it's the latter, you may have the automobile to thank."
A review of a paper that looks a some of the processes that are involved with language change over time.
Hi Knocksedan, would you maybe pull a few highlights out as quotes and put them into the body of your discussion? That might attract more readers to click on the link. Just something I've noticed can help feed curiosity. ^_^