Michael Breyl

List of John Benjamins publications for which Michael Breyl plays a role.


For decades, interdisciplinary research efforts have accumulated insights that diminish the significance of the classic nature versus nurture dichotomy, instead calling for a nuanced, multifactorial approach to ontogeny. Similarly, the role of genes in both phylogeny and ontogeny, once seen as… read more
Breyl, Michael and Elisabeth Leiss 2021 On conceptualizing grammatical change in a Darwinian framework: A reply to Hubert Haider, pp. 93–108 | Commentary
Approaching language change within a Darwinian framework constitutes a long-standing tradition within the literature of diachronic linguistics. However, many publications remain vague, omitting conceptual details or missing necessary terminology. For example, phylogenetic trees of language… read more