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Are words fighting for survival?

Words are competing daily in an almost Darwinian struggle for survival, says research by scientists who analysed more than 10 million words used over the last 200 years. Alison Flood writes how language evolves through a fight for survival.

india Updated: Mar 24, 2012 11:31 IST
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First Published: Mar 23, 2012 23:44 IST