I recently published a best selling book on Amazon in the linguistics category about my ideas on language learning and acquisition. It discussed the integral role of adaptation to the whole process and how essentially language acquisition is the process of adapting to various stresses induced by a new language. Since doing this, I've been attempting to find research that backs up this idea or is also looking at it.
Turns out there is.
The 60th anniversary edition of the journal Language Learning was devoted entirely to the idea. Just released in 2009, it is very new research and views language a complex adaptive system or CAS. This is very exciting for me to find and I just got the book with conference and journal papers from that anniversary in 2009. I can't wait to read. Below I discuss this a little more detail.