News from the Department of Linguistic and Cultural Evolution

Date: May 15-17, 2019  Room: Villa V14  Host: Department of Linguistic and Cultural Evolution  Contact: walworth@shh.mpg.de

Vaupés to Vanuatu: an interdisciplinary workshop on linguistic diversity

Date: May 15-17, 2019
Room: Villa V14
Host: Department of Linguistic and Cultural Evolution
Contact: walworth@shh.mpg.de [more]
Phylogenetic analysis of the Sino-Tibetan language family, which includes Chinese, Tibetan, and Burmese, suggests that it originated about 7,200 years ago in North China and was linked to the Neolithic cultures of the late Cishan and early Yangshao.

Origin of Sino-Tibetan language family revealed by new research

Phylogenetic analysis of the Sino-Tibetan language family, which includes Chinese, Tibetan, and Burmese, suggests that it originated about 7,200 years ago in North China and was linked to the Neolithic cultures of the late Cishan and early Yangshao. [more]
Diet-induced changes in the human bite resulted in new sounds, such as “f”, in languages all over the world, a study by an international team led by researchers at the University of Zurich has shown. The findings contradict the theory that the range of human sounds has remained fixed throughout human history.

Diet-Induced Changes Favor Innovation in Speech Sounds

Diet-induced changes in the human bite resulted in new sounds, such as “f”, in languages all over the world, a study by an international team led by researchers at the University of Zurich has shown. The findings contradict the theory that the range of human sounds has remained fixed throughout human history. [more]
Researchers used an interdisciplinary approach combining ecology and archaeological methods to study sea otters' past behavior.

Sea otters’ tool use leaves behind distinctive archaeological evidence

Researchers used an interdisciplinary approach combining ecology and archaeological methods to study sea otters' past behavior. [more]
Date: March 11, 2019Room: Oval Office 103Host: Department of Linguistic and Cultural Evolution & Department of Archaeogenetics

DLCE & DAG Workshop: The History of the Dogon and Pre-Dogon Settlements in West Africa

Date: March 11, 2019
Room: Oval Office 103
Host: Department of Linguistic and Cultural Evolution & Department of Archaeogenetics [more]
Prof. Dr. habil. Martine Robbeets has been awarded an honorary professorship at the University of Mainz. She will give her Inaugural Lecture titled "Building on Mainzer traditions in Transeurasian linguistics" on 15 February 2019. Congratulations!

Honorary Professorship at the University of Mainz awarded to Prof. Dr. habil. Martine Robbeets

Prof. Dr. habil. Martine Robbeets has been awarded an honorary professorship at the University of Mainz. She will give her Inaugural Lecture titled "Building on Mainzer traditions in Transeurasian linguistics" on 15 February 2019. Congratulations!
Welcome to the participants in the Transeurasian Conference 2019!The conference runs from January 8-11.More information and conference program at the link.

Transeurasian millets and beans, language and beans

Welcome to the participants in the Transeurasian Conference 2019!
The conference runs from January 8-11.
More information and conference program at the link. [more]
 
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