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Monday, May 2, 2016

Linguistics Department Colloquium: Computational phylogenetics for language: Theory, applications, and extensions

Colloquium | May 2 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall


Claire Bowern, Yale University

Department of Linguistics


Though there have long been links between research in historical linguistics and biological evolution, the last few years has seen growth in historical linguistic research which treats languages as evolutionary systems which can be investigated using tools from computational phylogenetics. In this talk, I use the case study of Pama-Nyungan (a major family covering 90% of Australia’s land mass) to...   More >