Jerold A. Edmondson
Kenneth J. Gregerson
Centre for Research in Computational Linguistics
Computational methods for the evolutionary history of languages represent a new tool for the historical comparativist. These approaches have become more widely known after the ground-breaking work by Gray & Atkinson (2003) that produced a monophyletic solution to the IE family corresponding to the work of classical comparative linguistics but able to compute values for the split times and probabilities of the subgroups.
The present study applies these phylogenetic methods
to the fairly well-defined