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={Richard M. Bateman and Ives Goddard and Richard T. O'Grady and Vicki A. Funk and Rich Mooi and W. John Kress and Peter F. Cannell and David F. Armstrong and Donn Bayard and BenG. Blount and Catherine A. Callaghan and Luca L. Cavalli-Sforza and Alberto Piazza and Paolo Menozzi and Joanna L. Mountain and Joseph Harold Greenberg and Kenneth Jacobs and Yuji Mizoguchi and Milton G. Nunez and Robert L. Oswalt},
  journal={Current Anthropology},
  pages={1 - 24}
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… Expand
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