Investigating the potential of ancestral state reconstruction algorithms in historical linguistics

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dc.contributor.author Jäger, Gerhard
dc.contributor.author List, Johann-Mattis
dc.date.accessioned 2016-03-02T09:53:46Z
dc.date.available 2016-03-02T09:53:46Z
dc.date.issued 2016-03-02
dc.identifier.other 457046414 de_DE
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10900/68641
dc.identifier.uri http://nbn-resolving.de/urn:nbn:de:bsz:21-dspace-686419 de_DE
dc.identifier.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.15496/publikation-10059
dc.description.abstract Current efforts in computational historical linguistics are predominantly concerned with phylogenetic inference. However, methods for ancestral state reconstruction have been only sporadically applied. This is surprising since reconstruction is considered essential both in evolutionary biology and in classical historical linguistics. In contradistinction to phylogenetic algorithms, automatic reconstruction methods presuppose phylogenetic information in order to explain what has evolved when and where. Here we report a pilot study on the potential of reconstruction algorithms in historical linguistics. Based on an explicit family tree, we apply different algorithms to wordlist data in order to infer how the words evolved along the phylogeny, and which words were used without change of meaning in the ancestral languages. en
dc.language.iso en de_DE
dc.publisher Universität Tübingen de_DE
dc.rights ubt-podok de_DE
dc.rights.uri http://tobias-lib.uni-tuebingen.de/doku/lic_mit_pod.php?la=de de_DE
dc.rights.uri http://tobias-lib.uni-tuebingen.de/doku/lic_mit_pod.php?la=en en
dc.subject.classification Historische Sprachwissenschaft , Sprachstatistik de_DE
dc.subject.ddc 400 de_DE
dc.subject.other historical linguistics en
dc.subject.other ancestral state reconstruction en
dc.subject.other phylogenetic linguistics en
dc.title Investigating the potential of ancestral state reconstruction algorithms in historical linguistics en
dc.type InProceedings (Aufsatz / Paper einer Konferenz etc.) de_DE
utue.publikation.fachbereich Allgemeine u. vergleichende Sprachwissenschaft de_DE
utue.publikation.fakultaet 5 Philosophische Fakultät de_DE
utue.publikation.fakultaet 5 Philosophische Fakultät de_DE
utue.opus.portal CPAL de_DE

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