Peter Graff

T Florian Jaeger1
Daniel Pontillo1
1T Florian Jaeger
1Daniel Pontillo
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Atkinson (Reports, 15 April 2011, p. 346) argues that the phonological complexity of languages reflects the loss of phonemic distinctions due to successive founder events during human migration (the serial founder hypothesis). Statistical simulations show that the type I error rate of Atkinson's analysis is hugely inflated. The data at best support only a(More)
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