Computational phylogenetics and the internal structure of Pama-Nyungan

  title={Computational phylogenetics and the internal structure of Pama-Nyungan},
  author={C. Bowern and Claire Atkinson},
  pages={817 - 845}
  • C. Bowern, Claire Atkinson
  • Published 2012
  • Mathematics
  • Language
  • We present the first proposal of detailed internal subgrouping and higher-order structure of the Pama-Nyungan family of Australian languages. Previous work has identified more than twenty-five primary subgroups in the family, with little indication of how these groups might fit together. Some work has assumed that reconstruction of higher nodes in the tree was impossible, either because extensive internal borrowing has obscured more remote relations, or because the languages are not… CONTINUE READING
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