Thursday, July 24, 2008

Across the curious parallel

I've got a feature just out in PLoS Biology on the parallels between language change and biological evolution. It particularly tries to look at what the microevolutionary mechanisms might be that drive the macroevolutionary patterns seen in language.

For a different take on the same topic, see Emma Marris's recent feature in Nature. Mine's free, but you'll have to pay for hers.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Altenberg 16: An Expose of the Evolution Industry

Stuart Newman: The Chess Master

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0807/S00057.htm#stu2

Anonymous said...

Altenberg 16, AAAS & The Dorak Affair

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0807/S00185.htm

Anonymous said...

Altenberg 16

Swampoodle Report: When Science, Politics, Religion & Journalism Meet

http://prorev.com/2008/07/swampoodle-report-when-science-politics.html