Russell Gray

Department of Psychology, University of Auckland



Simon Greenhill

Dept. of Computer Science, University of Auckland



Paul Sidwell

Centre for Research in Computational Linguistics




What can Bayesian phylogenetic methods reveal about Austroasiatic languages?


Computational methods derived from evolutionary biology have recently been used to illuminate long-standing debates on issues such as the age of Indo-European languages and the peopling of the Pacific. In this talk we will briefly outline Bayesian phylogenetic methods and report the results of some preliminary analyses of Austroasiatic basic vocabulary.