Process‐based modelling shows how climate and demography shape language diversity

Global Ecology and Biogeography Vol/Iss. 26(5) Wiley & Sons Published In Pages: 584-591
By Gavin, Michael C. , Rangel, Thiago F., Bowern, Claire, Colwell, Robert K., Kirby, Kathryn R. , Botero, Carlos A. , Dunn, Michael, Dunn, Robert R., McCarter, Joe, Pacheco Coelho, Marco Túlio, Gray, Russell D.


The proposed simulation model predicts the number of precolonial languages in Australia.


The model predicted an average of 406 languages, and the observed number is 407.


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