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From Heofonum to Heavens

Science  27 Feb 2004:
Vol. 303, Issue 5662, pp. 1326-1328
DOI: 10.1126/science.303.5662.1326

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Ancient texts as well as computer simulations now help linguists explore how words and grammar evolve over the time scale of centuries, as seen for example in the transformation of Old English into the very different language of Modern English.