Reconstructing the evolutionary history of natural languages

Tandy Warnow, Donald Ringe, Ann Taylor

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Abstract

In this paper we present a new methodology for determining the evolutionary history of related languages. Our methodology uses linguistic information encoded as qualitative characters, and provides much greater precision than previous methods. Our analysis of Indo-European (IE) languages resolves questions that have troubled scholars for over a century.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 7th Annual ACM-SIAM Symposium on Discrete Algorithms, SODA 1996
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Pages314-322
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)0898713668
StatePublished - Jan 28 1996
Externally publishedYes
Event7th Annual ACM-SIAM Symposium on Discrete Algorithms, SODA 1996 - Atlanta, United States
Duration: Jan 28 1996Jan 30 1996

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Annual ACM-SIAM Symposium on Discrete Algorithms
VolumePart F129447

Other

Other7th Annual ACM-SIAM Symposium on Discrete Algorithms, SODA 1996
CountryUnited States
CityAtlanta
Period1/28/961/30/96

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Mathematics(all)

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    Warnow, T., Ringe, D., & Taylor, A. (1996). Reconstructing the evolutionary history of natural languages. In Proceedings of the 7th Annual ACM-SIAM Symposium on Discrete Algorithms, SODA 1996 (pp. 314-322). (Proceedings of the Annual ACM-SIAM Symposium on Discrete Algorithms; Vol. Part F129447). Association for Computing Machinery.