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New Scientist: Languages evolve in sudden leaps, not creeps

Language evolves in sudden leaps, according to a statistical study of three major language groups. The finding challenges the slow-and-steady model held by many linguists and matches evidence that genetic evolution follows a similar path.

SJG would no doubt have written a fantastic essay about this. He is sorely missed.

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