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  • Anthropology
  • Phylogeny and comparative analysis
  • Linguistic anthropology


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  • Grambank reveals the importance of genealogical constraints on linguistic diversity and highlights the impact of language loss

    Skirgård, H., Haynie, H. J., Blasi, D. E., Hammarström, H., Collins, J., Latarche, J. J., Lesage, J., Weber, T., Witzlack-Makarevich, A., Passmore, S., Greenhill, S. J., Atkinson, Q. D., Gray, R. D., Chira, A., Maurits, L., Dinnage, R., Dunn, M., Reesink, G., Bowern, C., Epps, P., & 82 othersHill, J., Vesakoski, O., Robbeets, M., Abbas, N. K., Auer, D., Bakker, N. A., Barbos, G., Borges, R. D., Danielsen, S., Dorenbusch, L., Dorn, E., Elliott, J., Falcone, G., Fischer, J., Ghanggo Ate, Y., Gibson, H., Göbel, H-P., Goodall, J. A., Gruner, V., Harvey, A., Hayes, R., Heer, L., Miranda, R. E. H., Hübler, N., Huntington-Rainey, B., Ivani, J. K., Johns, M., Just, E., Kashima, E., Kipf, C., Klingenburg, J. V., König, N., Koti, A., Kowalik, R. G. A., Krasnoukhova, O., Lindvall, N. L. M., Lorenzen, M., Lutzenberger, H., Martins, T. R. A., German, C. M., van der Meer, S., Montoya Samamé, J., Müller, M., Muradoglu, S., Neely, K., Nickel, J., Norvik, M., Oluoch, C. A., Peacock, J., Pearey, I. O. C., Petit, S., Pieper, S., Poblete, M., Raabe, L., Raja, A., Reimringer, J., Rey, S. C., Rizaew, J., Ruppert, E., Salmon, K. K., Sammet, J., Schembri, R., Schlabbach, L., Schmidt, F. W. P., Skilton, A., Smith, W. D., de Sousa, H., Sverredal, K., Valle, D., Vera, J., Voß, J., Witte, T., Wu, H., Yam, S., Ye, J., Yong, M., Yuditha, T., Zariquiey, R., Forkel, R., Evans, N., Levinson, S. C. & Haspelmath, M., 2023, In: Science advances. 9, 16, p. eadg6175

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Kinbank: A global database of kinship terminology

    Passmore, S., Barth, W., Greenhill, S. J., Quinn, K., Sheard, C., Argyriou, P., Birchall, J., Bowern, C., Calladine, J., Deb, A., Diederen, A., Metsaranta, N. P., Araujo, H., Schembri, R., Hickey-Hall, J., Honkola, T., Mitchell, A., Poole, L., Racz, P. M., Roberts, S. G., & 4 othersRoss, R. M., Thomas-Colquhoun, E., Evans, N. & Jordan, F. M., 2023, In: PLOS ONE (Public Library of Science). 18, 5, p. 1-19

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Societies of strangers do not speak less complex languages

    Shcherbakova, O., Michaelis, S. M., Haynie, H. J., Passmore, S., Gast, V., Gray, R. D., Greenhill, S. J., Blasi, D. E. & Skirgård, H., 2023, In: Science advances. 9, 33, p. eadf7704

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • The Exceptions and the Rules in Global Musical Diversity

    Passmore, S. & Savage, P. E., 2023, In: Journal of Cognition. 6, 1, p. 47

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Sequence alignment of folk song melodies reveals cross-cultural regularities of musical evolution

    Savage, P. E., Passmore, S., Chiba, G., Currie, T. E., Suzuki, H. & Atkinson, Q. D., 2022, In: Current Biology. 32, 6, p. 1-17

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle