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Geospatial distributions reflect rates of evolution of features of language

@article{Kauhanen2018GeospatialDR,
  title={Geospatial distributions reflect rates of evolution of features of language},
  author={Henri Kauhanen and Deepthi Gopal and Tobias Galla and Ricardo Berm{\'u}dez-Otero},
  journal={arXiv: Physics and Society},
  year={2018}
}
  • Henri Kauhanen, Deepthi Gopal, +1 author Ricardo Bermúdez-Otero
  • Published 2018
  • Mathematics, Physics
  • arXiv: Physics and Society
  • Different structural features of human language change at different rates and thus exhibit different temporal stabilities. Existing methods of linguistic stability estimation depend upon the prior genealogical classification of the world's languages into language families; these methods result in unreliable stability estimates for features which are sensitive to horizontal transfer between families and whenever data are aggregated from families of divergent time depths. To overcome these… CONTINUE READING

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