Societies of strangers do not speak less complex languages

Science Advances Vol/Iss. 9(33) American Association for the Advancement of Science Published In Pages: eadf7704
By Shcherbakova, Olena, Michaelis, Susanne Maria, Haynie, Hannah J., Passmore, Sam, Gast, Volker, Gray, Russell D. , Greenhill, Simon J. , Blasi, Damian E., Skirgård, Hedvig


Grammatical complexity of a language is predicted by the proportion of nonnative speakers.


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
Spatiophylogenetic modeling using a Bayesian phylogenetic frameworkNot Supported95% CIUNKNOWNUNKNOWN