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Podcast on spurious correlations between social structures and linguistic structures

This week’s EU:Sci podcast includes an interview with me about my work on spurious correlations between social structures and linguistic structures (see my overview post here).  Christos Christodoulopoulos challenges me to find a link between the number of children a family has and the basic word order they use.  Complete nonsense with an important message:  Any correlation is possible.

Edit: A longer version of my interview at EU:Sci is now available online, Listen here!

  • http://www.replicatedtypo.com/authors/james-winters/ Wintz

    Great stuff. I especially liked the line: “You could certainly use this technique for evil”. I’m now going to get a t-shirt printed with that phrase accompanied by an Acacia tree and the correlations.