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Dating the origin of language using phonemic diversity.

Perreault C, Mathew S.

PLoS One. 2012;7(4):e35289. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0035289. Epub 2012 Apr 27.


Phonemic diversity supports a serial founder effect model of language expansion from Africa.

Atkinson QD.

Science. 2011 Apr 15;332(6027):346-9. doi: 10.1126/science.1199295.


Linguistics: Deep relationships between languages.

Diamond J.

Nature. 2011 Aug 17;476(7360):291-2. doi: 10.1038/476291a. No abstract available.


Bayesian phylogenetic analysis of Semitic languages identifies an Early Bronze Age origin of Semitic in the Near East.

Kitchen A, Ehret C, Assefa S, Mulligan CJ.

Proc Biol Sci. 2009 Aug 7;276(1668):2703-10. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2009.0408. Epub 2009 Apr 29.


The shape and tempo of language evolution.

Greenhill SJ, Atkinson QD, Meade A, Gray RD.

Proc Biol Sci. 2010 Aug 22;277(1693):2443-50. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2010.0051. Epub 2010 Apr 7.


Phonotactic diversity predicts the time depth of the world's language families.

Rama T.

PLoS One. 2013 May 17;8(5):e63238. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0063238. Print 2013.


Can a linguistic serial founder effect originating in Africa explain the worldwide phonemic cline?

Fort J, Pérez-Losada J.

J R Soc Interface. 2016 Apr;13(117). pii: 20160185. doi: 10.1098/rsif.2016.0185.


Comment on "Phonemic diversity supports a serial founder effect model of language expansion from Africa".

Van Tuyl R, Pereltsvaig A.

Science. 2012 Feb 10;335(6069):657; author reply 657. doi: 10.1126/science.1209176.


Comment on "Phonemic diversity supports a serial founder effect model of language expansion from Africa".

Cysouw M, Dediu D, Moran S.

Science. 2012 Feb 10;335(6069):657; author reply 657. doi: 10.1126/science.1208841.


Comment on "Phonemic diversity supports a serial founder effect model of language expansion from Africa".

Wang CC, Ding QL, Tao H, Li H.

Science. 2012 Feb 10;335(6069):657; author reply 657. doi: 10.1126/science.1207846.


Diversification in an Afro-Asian songbird clade (Erythropygia-Copsychus) reveals founder-event speciation via trans-oceanic dispersals and a southern to northern colonization pattern in Africa.

Voelker G, Peñalba JV, Huntley JW, Bowie RC.

Mol Phylogenet Evol. 2014 Apr;73:97-105. doi: 10.1016/j.ympev.2014.01.024. Epub 2014 Feb 4.


Abstract profiles of structural stability point to universal tendencies, family-specific factors, and ancient connections between languages.

Dediu D, Levinson SC.

PLoS One. 2012;7(9):e45198. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0045198. Epub 2012 Sep 20. Erratum in: PLoS One.2012;7(10). doi: 10.1371/annotation/ceff8775-a4e3-45cb-b6c9-dd62d9179d59.


[Mycobacterium infection in prehistoric humans: co-evolution in remote ages].

Sabbatani S, Fiorini S.

Infez Med. 2015 Mar;23(1):83-93. Italian.


A comparison of worldwide phonemic and genetic variation in human populations.

Creanza N, Ruhlen M, Pemberton TJ, Rosenberg NA, Feldman MW, Ramachandran S.

Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2015 Feb 3;112(5):1265-72. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1424033112. Epub 2015 Jan 20.


Genetic diversity on the Comoros Islands shows early seafaring as major determinant of human biocultural evolution in the Western Indian Ocean.

Msaidie S, Ducourneau A, Boetsch G, Longepied G, Papa K, Allibert C, Yahaya AA, Chiaroni J, Mitchell MJ.

Eur J Hum Genet. 2011 Jan;19(1):89-94. doi: 10.1038/ejhg.2010.128. Epub 2010 Aug 11.


Structural phylogenetics and the reconstruction of ancient language history.

Dunn M, Terrill A, Reesink G, Foley RA, Levinson SC.

Science. 2005 Sep 23;309(5743):2072-5.


Historical linguistics in Australia: trees, networks and their implications.

Bowern C.

Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci. 2010 Dec 12;365(1559):3845-54. doi: 10.1098/rstb.2010.0013.


Language phylogenies reveal expansion pulses and pauses in Pacific settlement.

Gray RD, Drummond AJ, Greenhill SJ.

Science. 2009 Jan 23;323(5913):479-83. doi: 10.1126/science.1166858.


The southern route "out of Africa": evidence for an early expansion of modern humans into Arabia.

Armitage SJ, Jasim SA, Marks AE, Parker AG, Usik VI, Uerpmann HP.

Science. 2011 Jan 28;331(6016):453-6. doi: 10.1126/science.1199113.


Migration of Chadic speaking pastoralists within Africa based on population structure of Chad Basin and phylogeography of mitochondrial L3f haplogroup.

Cerný V, Fernandes V, Costa MD, Hájek M, Mulligan CJ, Pereira L.

BMC Evol Biol. 2009 Mar 23;9:63. doi: 10.1186/1471-2148-9-63.

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