The Central Australian Linguistics Circle recently hosted a talk by linguistic prehistorian Paul Heggarty from the University of Cambridge. The talk was entitled Language, Genes and Archaeology, and Paul presented a view of language prehistory that sees patterns of language diversity and expansion as being linguistic effects of forces that shape human societies over time – eg. population movements, military takeovers, new technologies and so on.
Thanks to David Moore and Gail Woods for organising this CALC event.
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Centre for Australian Languages and Linguistics,
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Volume 2, Issue 1, Feb 2010
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