Mother Tongue and Y Chromosomes

@article{Forster2011MotherTA,
  title={Mother Tongue and Y Chromosomes},
  author={P. Forster and C. Renfrew},
  journal={Science},
  year={2011},
  volume={333},
  pages={1390 - 1391}
}
A global picture is emerging of sex-specific transmission of language change in quite different regions and continents. Some 6000 different languages are spoken in the world today, and tracing the prehistory of languages and of language change by means of genetic markers has long been a goal (1). However, this has proven to be a more challenging task than simply tracing colonizations. Nevertheless, a number of genetic studies over the past few years have started to address language and language… Expand
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