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The Mechanism of Substrate Impact on Superstrate: Assessing Uralic Substrate in Germanic
Kalevi Wiik has suggested that certain changes in Germanic were actuated by shifting Finno-Ugric speakers. One of the crucial problems of such explanations is how to estimate the impact of any possible contact in the past to the grammars of the languages involved in this contact. According to the principles of the theory of communication accommodation the substrate features are unlikely to be brought to L1 as there is little motivation for monolingual L1 speakers to accommodate to low prestigefatcat:eotr3enpx5g5toofhupofbp2da