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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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Fiske, John

Milton Berman.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Evolutionary Biology; Education; History. 1882 words.

Fiske, John (30 March 1842–04 July 1901), historian and popularizer of evolutionary science, was born Edmund Fisk Green in Hartford, Connecticut, the son of Edmund Brewster Green, a lawyer...

Geddes, Sir Patrick (1854–1932), social evolutionist and city planner

Helen Meller.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Architecture; Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Evolutionary Biology; Sociology; Education. 5029 words.

Geddes, Sir Patrick (1854–1932), social evolutionist and city planner, was born at Ballater, west Aberdeenshire, Scotland, on 2 October 1854, the youngest son of Alexander Geddes...

Scopes, John Thomas

Kathleen S. Brown.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Evolutionary Biology; Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice; Education. 1580 words.

Scopes, John Thomas (03 August 1900–21 October 1970), high school science teacher, was born in Paducah, Kentucky, the son of Thomas Scopes, a railroad machinist who had immigrated from...

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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