Speaking of Forked Tongues: The Feasibility of Reconciling Human Phylogeny and the History of Language [and Comments]

  title={Speaking of Forked Tongues: The Feasibility of Reconciling Human Phylogeny and the History of Language [and Comments]},
  author={R. Bateman and I. Goddard and R. O'Grady and V. Funk and R. Mooi and W. Kress and P. Cannell and D. Armstrong and D. Bayard and B. Blount and C. Callaghan and L. Cavalli-Sforza and A. Piazza and P. Menozzi and J. Mountain and J. Greenberg and Kenneth Jacobs and Y. Mizoguchi and M. Nunez and Robert L. Oswalt},
  journal={Current Anthropology},
  pages={1 - 24}
  • R. Bateman, I. Goddard, +17 authors Robert L. Oswalt
  • Published 1990
  • Sociology
  • Current Anthropology
  • We address the problem of reconciling human phylogeny and linguistic history and conclude that its resolution requires (i) development of a valid objective method of quantifying linguistic relationships, (2) delimitation and subsequent characterisation of human populations and languages by large-scale demographic census, (3) integration of genetic and linguistic data with other types of information, (4) parallel analyses of the relationships between genetic and linguistic entities using… CONTINUE READING
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