Language Change is largely regular One can recognise regularities in the types of change which languages undergo, even if these cannot be predicted. It offers insights into the nature of language itself. In historical linguistics has traditionally been concerned with how languages evolve and not why they do so in one particular direction and not in another. Language Change is the notion of drift, an imperceptible and slow movement in a particular direction which a language can show over centuries and which can change its typology.
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