High-Definition Phonotactics Reflect Linguistic Pasts

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dc.contributor.author Macklin-Cordes, Jayden L.
dc.contributor.author Round, Erich R.
dc.date.accessioned 2015-12-18T13:48:41Z
dc.date.available 2015-12-18T13:48:41Z
dc.date.issued 2015-11-04
dc.identifier.other 453538037 de_DE
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10900/67189
dc.identifier.uri http://nbn-resolving.de/urn:nbn:de:bsz:21-dspace-671892 de_DE
dc.identifier.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.15496/publikation-8609
dc.description.abstract Typological datasets for quantitative historicallinguistic inquiry are growing in breadth, but a challenge is also to increase their depth, since advanced methods often ideally require many hundreds of traits per language. Using biphone transition probabilities from phonemicized vocabulary data, we extract several hundred high-definition phonotactic traits per language, for 17 languages in the Ngumpin-Yapa and Yolngu subgroups of the Pama-Nyungan family, Australia. We detect phylogenetic signal at a significant level (p < 0.001 for both subgroups), measured against a reference phylogeny inferred from basic vocabulary cognacy data. This contrasts with simpler, binary coding of biphones’ occurrence, which provides insufficient detail for the detection of phylogenetic signal. Thus, we demonstrate the viability of a new method in quantitative historical linguistics, and emphasize the inferential power to be harnessed from high-definition, trait-rich datasets for comparative research. en
dc.language.iso en de_DE
dc.publisher Universität Tübingen de_DE
dc.rights ubt-podok de_DE
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dc.rights.uri http://tobias-lib.uni-tuebingen.de/doku/lic_mit_pod.php?la=en en
dc.subject.classification Linguistik de_DE
dc.subject.ddc 400 de_DE
dc.title High-Definition Phonotactics Reflect Linguistic Pasts en
dc.type InProceedings (Aufsatz / Paper einer Konferenz etc.) de_DE
utue.publikation.fachbereich Philosophische Fakultät de_DE
utue.publikation.fakultaet 5 Philosophische Fakultät de_DE
utue.publikation.fakultaet 5 Philosophische Fakultät de_DE
utue.opus.portal proceed6th-theo-lingustics de_DE


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