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Bayesian phylolinguistics reveals the internal structure of the Transeurasian family

Martine Robbeets and Remco Bouckaert.

in Journal of Language Evolution

P ublished online August 2018 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Prehistoric Archaeology; Language Evolution; Evolutionary Biology; Genetics and Genomics; Human Evolution. 10518 words.

Abstract

The historical connection between the Transeurasian languages, i.e. the Japonic, Koreanic, Tungusic, Mongolic, and Turkic languages, is among the most...

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Sequence comparison in computational historical linguistics

Johann-Mattis List, Mary Walworth, Simon J Greenhill, Tiago Tresoldi and Robert Forkel.

in Journal of Language Evolution

P ublished online July 2018 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Prehistoric Archaeology; Language Evolution; Evolutionary Biology; Genetics and Genomics; Human Evolution. 8967 words.

Abstract

With increasing amounts of digitally available data from all over the world, manual annotation of cognates in multi-lingual word lists becomes more...

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Studying language evolution in the age of big data

Tanmoy Bhattacharya, Nancy Retzlaff, Damián E Blasi, William Croft, Michael Cysouw, Daniel Hruschka, Ian Maddieson, Lydia Müller, Eric Smith, Peter F Stadler, George Starostin and Hyejin Youn.

in Journal of Language Evolution

P ublished online June 2018 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Prehistoric Archaeology; Language Evolution; Evolutionary Biology; Genetics and Genomics; Human Evolution. 25939 words.

Abstract

The increasing availability of large digital corpora of cross-linguistic data is revolutionizing many branches of linguistics. Overall, it has...

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What smartphone apps may contribute to language evolution research

Olivier Morin, James Winters, Thomas F Müller, Tiffany Morisseau, Christian Etter and Simon J Greenhill.

in Journal of Language Evolution

P ublished online June 2018 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Prehistoric Archaeology; Language Evolution; Evolutionary Biology; Genetics and Genomics; Human Evolution. 1601 words.

Abstract

Unlike a standard online experiment, a gaming app lets participants interact freely with a vast number of partners, as many times as they wish. The...

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