Mapping the Origins and Expansion of the Indo-European Language Family

  title={Mapping the Origins and Expansion of the Indo-European Language Family},
  author={Remco R. Bouckaert and Philippe Lemey and Michael Dunn and Simon J. Greenhill and Alexander V. Alekseyenko and Alexei J. Drummond and Russell David Gray and Marc A. Suchard and Quentin Douglas Atkinson},
  pages={957 - 960}
A Family of Languages English is part of the large Indo-European language family, which includes Celtic, Germanic, Italic, Balto-Slavic, and Indo-Iranian languages. The origin of this family is hotly debated: one hypothesis places the origin north of the Caspian Sea in the Pontic steppes, from where it was disseminated by Kurgan semi-nomadic pastoralists; a second suggests that Anatolia, in modern-day Turkey, is the source, and the language radiated with the spread of agriculture. Bouckaert et… 
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    Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. Series B: Biological Sciences
  • 2002
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