The themes for this SIG include historical and typological linguistics, including relation to population genetics; area formation and contact; universal and local constraints on language change and typological distributions; linguistic diversity, etc.
We will meet approximately once a month and on call to discuss work in progress, problems, relevant papers and methods, etc.
The meetings can also be used as a place for dry-runs for conference presentations.
Themes for 2019-2020
Here are the suggested themes that we came up with during the first meeting:
Syntactic reconstruction/ historical syntax
Methodologies and Concepts on the interface between biology and linguistics
Cultural Evolution vs Biological Evolution
If you have suggestions for presentations/subjects, please contact Natalia Chousou-Polydouri.
|22 November 2019 14:00-15:00||PLK 204||Introduction and brainstorming|
|20 December 2019 10:00-11:00||PLK 204||Drift in populations genetics and linguistics|
31 January 2020
Bayesian approaches to stochastic differential equations designed to model random drift and selection in evolution
|21 February 2020 14:00-16:00||PLK 204||Approaches to Historical Syntax. How to assess cognacy.|