Evolution of the Ainu Language in Space and Time

  title={Evolution of the Ainu Language in Space and Time},
  author={Sean Lee and Toshikazu Hasegawa},
  journal={PLoS ONE},
Languages evolve over space and time. Illuminating the evolutionary history of language is important because it provides a unique opportunity to shed light on the population history of the speakers. Spatial and temporal aspects of language evolution are particularly crucial for understanding demographic history, as they allow us to identify when and where the languages originated, as well as how they spread across the globe. Here we apply Bayesian phylogeographic methods to reconstruct… 

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