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Darwin-L Message Log 1:109 (September 1993)

Academic Discussion on the History and Theory of the Historical Sciences

This is one message from the Archives of Darwin-L (1993–1997), a professional discussion group on the history and theory of the historical sciences.

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<1:109>From PGRIFFITHS@gandalf.otago.ac.nz  Sun Sep 12 23:02:59 1993

To: darwin-l@ukanaix.cc.ukans.edu
From: pgriffiths@gandalf.otago.ac.nz
Organization: University of Otago
Date: 13 Sep 1993 16:07:59 GMT+1200
Subject: Re: Evolution in linguistics?

Joseph Raben asks about linguistics and evolution.

The following piece is about to appear.

 D Penny, E.E. Watson, & M.A. Steel, "Trees from languages and genes are
very similar",  Systematic Biology, XLII (1993):  in press.

There is interesting work of this sort going on by a range of New Zealand
researchers.

Paul Griffiths

Also

L.L Cavalli-Sforza et al, "Reconstruction of Human Evolution: Bringing
Together Genetic, Archeological and Linguistic Data" , Proceedings of the
National Academy of Sciences, LXXXV (1988): 6002-6.

Introducing myself.  I am a philosopher with interests in psychology,
evolutionary biology and their intersections, and in the life-sciences
generally.

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