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 open-access 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.



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Doug Leigh & Ryan Watkins

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Leigh, D., Watkins, R., & Creanza, N.. (2018, May 2). Parsing Science – Linguistic Artifacts in Creole. figshare. https://doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.6207635


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