Comparative phylogenetic analyses uncover the ancient roots of Indo-European folktales
Royal Society open science • Vol/Iss. 3(1) • The Royal Society • • Published In • Pages: 1-11 •
By Da Silva, Sara Graça, Tehrani, Jamshid J.
There will be a significant effect of vertical transmission through common descent on folktale distribution. (2)
The distributions of 100 of 275 tales were significantly positively associated with phylogenetic language trees. Of these, 81 were positively associated with the populations' linguistic affiliations, whereas only 39 were positively associated with spatial proximity. Vertical transmission was more important than horizontal transmission in 76 tales.
|Fritz and Purvis' D statistic||Supported||alpha < 0.05||UNKNOWN||UNKNOWN|
|Variable Name||Variable Type||OCM Term(s)|
|Horizontal Transmission of Folktales||Independent||NONE|
|Vertical Transmission of Folktales||Independent||NONE|
|Folktale Distribution||Dependent||Verbal Arts, Literature, Literary Texts, Texts In The Speaker's Language, Texts Translated Into English|