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Phylogenetic approach to the evolution of color term systems
Significance A major question in the study of both anthropology and cognitive science is why the world’s languages show recurrent similarities in color naming. Here we examine this inherentlyExpand
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Loan and Inheritance Patterns in Hunter-Gatherer Ethnobiological Systems
Abstract We compare the etymologies of ethnobiological nomenclature in 130 hunter-gatherer and agriculturist languages in Australia, North America, and Amazonia. Previous work has identifiedExpand
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Wanderwörter in languages of the Americas and Australia
Abstract Wanderworter are a problematic set of words in historical linguistics. They usually make up a small proportion of the total vocabulary of individual languages, and only a minority ofExpand
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Channel Adjustments to Dams in the Connecticut River Basin: Implications for Forested Mesic Watersheds
Through an analysis of at-a-station channel and reach-averaged fluvial properties, we document the stream channel, riparian, and hydraulic adjustments associated with six dams in the UpperExpand
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Sound Symbolism in the Languages of Australia
The notion that linguistic forms and meanings are related only by convention and not by any direct relationship between sounds and semantic concepts is a foundational principle of modern linguistics.Expand
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The global geography of human subsistence
How humans obtain food has dramatically reshaped ecosystems and altered both the trajectory of human history and the characteristics of human societies. Our species' subsistence varies widely, fromExpand
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Hindcasting global population densities reveals forces enabling the origin of agriculture
The development and spread of agriculture changed fundamental characteristics of human societies1–3. However, the degree to which environmental and social conditions enabled the origins ofExpand
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Drivers of geographical patterns of North American language diversity
Although many hypotheses have been proposed to explain why humans speak so many languages and why languages are unevenly distributed across the globe, the factors that shape geographical patterns ofExpand
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Studies in the History and Geography of California Languages
This dissertation uses quantitative and geographic analysis techniques to examine the historical and geographical processes that have shaped California's linguistic diversity. Many questions inExpand
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