Drivers of geographical patterns of North American language diversity

Proceedings Royal Society B Vol/Iss. 286(1899) Royal society publishing Published In Pages: 1-8
By Coelho, Marco Túlio Pacheco, Pereira, Elisa Barreto, Haynie, Hannah J., Rangel, Thiago F., Kavanagh, Patrick, Kirby, Kathryn R. , Greenhill, Simon J. , Bowern, Claire, Gray, Russell D. , Colwell, Robert K., Evans, Nicholas, Gavin, Michael C.


Higher potential carrying capacity with limits on group size is positively correlated with greater language diversity (4).


Analyses were completed with both a Stationary Path Analysis and GWPath model. The numbers reported below correspond to the two models respectively.


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
Path analysesSupportedUNKNOWNbeta = 0.25; beta = 0.09 +-0.22UNKNOWN


Variable NameVariable Type OCM Term(s)
Language diversity Dependent Language
Carrying capacityIndependent Population