Ancestry sampling for Indo-European phylogeny and dates

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Dokumentart: ConferencePaper
Date: 2016-03-07
Language: English
Faculty: 5 Philosophische Fakultät
5 Philosophische Fakultät
Department: Allgemeine u. vergleichende Sprachwissenschaft
DDC Classifikation: 400 - Language and Linguistics
Keywords: Phylogenetik , Historische Sprachwissenschaft , Sprache
Other Keywords: Indo-Europäisch
phylogenetic linguistics
historical linguistics
Indo-European languages
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The date of the root of the Indo-European language family received much attention due to the application of Bayesian phylogenetic methods since the beginning of the last decade. The inferred root date of the family moved along with the development of new methods and better data. In this paper, I compare two dating techniques known as node-dating and total evidence dating for the Indo-European language family. I find that the total evidence dating based on a birth death tree infers age which is consistent with the Steppe hypothesis of spread of Indo-European languages.

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