SOAS Webinar: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Understanding Language Endangerment

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The past decade has seen a flowering of collaboration between evolutionary biologists and linguists. Useful analytical tools from evolutionary biology have been applied to many long standing problems in language evolution. In this talk, we will describe interdisciplinary collaborations between linguists and evolutionary biologists that have allowed us to develop new ways of asking interesting questions about language change, including questions at the “macro” level (concerning global patterns of language diversity and endangerment) and “micro” level (focusing on language change over generations within a single population)


The recording is now on YouTube: