What might migration patterns tell us about how modern languages came about? Vanderbilt University’s Nicole Creanza talks with us about her research into how migration during the colonial era contributed to the development of the creole language, Sranan. Her article “Using features of a Creole language to reconstruct population history and cultural evolution: tracing the English origins of Sranan” was published in Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences on December 27, 2017.
- Supplemental materials for the article
- Andre Sherriah’s website
- Hubert Devonish’s website
- Ewart Thomas’ website
- “Inference of population splits and mixtures from genome-wide allele frequency data” (Pickrell and Pritchard article on phylogenetics mentioned in discussion)
- TreeMix software, used in analyses
- Responses to Edge‘s “What do you believe to be true even though you cannot prove it?“
- What We Believe but Cannot Prove: Today’s Leading Thinkers on Science in the Age of Certainty (book)
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Hosts / Producers
Doug Leigh & Ryan Watkins
How to Cite
Leigh, D., Watkins, R., & Creanza, N.. (2018, May 2). Parsing Science – Linguistic Artifacts in Creole. figshare. https://doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.6207635.v3
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