Pace of prehistoric human innovation could be revealed by 'linguistic thermometer': Physics expert joins forces with linguists to better model the past

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Release date: 27/1/2020

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A physics professor has joined forces with language experts to build a 'linguistic thermometer' that can record the temperature of 'hot' or 'cold' (ie fast or slow) developments in modern linguistic features to create a computer-based model that can provide a better understanding of the development in human language and innovation stretching back to pre-history.

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TitlePace of prehistoric human innovation could be revealed by 'linguistic thermometer': Physics expert joins forces with linguists to better model the past
Degree of recognitionInternational
Media name/outletScience Daily
Media typeWeb
Date27/01/20
DescriptionA physics professor has joined forces with language experts to build a 'linguistic thermometer' that can record the temperature of 'hot' or 'cold' (ie fast or slow) developments in modern linguistic features to create a computer-based model that can provide a better understanding of the development in human language and innovation stretching back to pre-history.
URLhttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2021/01/210127085222.htm
PersonsHenri Kauhanen, Deepthi Gopal, Tobias Galla, Ricardo Bermúdez-Otero