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 spatial richness of languages.


The model explained 56% of spatial variation in language richness on the Australian continent (compared to 43% explained by the correlation approach).


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