Cultural and climatic changes shape the evolutionary history of the Uralic languages

  title={Cultural and climatic changes shape the evolutionary history of the Uralic languages},
  author={Terhi Honkola and Outi Vesakoski and Kalle Korhonen and Jyri Lehtinen and Kaj Syrj{\"a}nen and Niklas Wahlberg},
  journal={Journal of Evolutionary Biology},
Quantitative phylogenetic methods have been used to study the evolutionary relationships and divergence times of biological species, and recently, these have also been applied to linguistic data to elucidate the evolutionary history of language families. In biology, the factors driving macroevolutionary processes are assumed to be either mainly biotic (the Red Queen model) or mainly abiotic (the Court Jester model) or a combination of both. The applicability of these models is assumed to depend… 
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