SDS: What trees can tell us about language evolution (and what they cannot)

URPP Language and Space: Looking back and looking forward

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Indo-European phylogeny by Gray, R. D., Atkinson, Q. D., & Greenhill, S. J. (2011). Language evolution and human history: what a difference a date makes. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 366(1567), 1090-1100.

Bantu expansion by Grollemund, R., Branford, S., Bostoen, K., Meade, A., Venditti, C., & Pagel, M. (2015). Bantu expansion shows that habitat alters the route and pace of human dispersals. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 112(43), 13296-13301.

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Edge-to-edge and overbite (the image, not the actual overbite) from Blasi, D. E., Moran, S., Moisik, S. R., Widmer, P., Dediu, D., & Bickel, B. (2019). Human sound systems are shaped by post-Neolithic changes in bite configuration. Science, 363(6432).

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