Department of Psychology,
Dept. of Computer Science,
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.