CHIELD : The causal hypotheses in evolutionary linguistics database

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dc.contributor.author Roberts, Sean G.
dc.contributor.author Killin, Anton
dc.contributor.author Deb, Angarika
dc.contributor.author Sheard, Catherine
dc.contributor.author Greenhill, Simon J.
dc.contributor.author Sinnemäki, Kaius
dc.contributor.author Segovia Martín, José
dc.contributor.author Nölle, Jonas
dc.contributor.author Berdicevskis, Aleksandrs
dc.contributor.author Humphreys-Balkwill, Archie
dc.contributor.author Little, Hannah
dc.contributor.author Opie, Kit
dc.contributor.author Jacques, Guillaume
dc.contributor.author Bromham, Lindell
dc.contributor.author Tinits, Peeter
dc.contributor.author Ross, Robert M.
dc.contributor.author Lee, Sean
dc.contributor.author Gasser, Emily
dc.contributor.author Calladine, Jasmine
dc.contributor.author Spike, Matthew
dc.contributor.author Mann, Stephen
dc.contributor.author Shcherbakova, Olena
dc.contributor.author Singer, Ruth
dc.contributor.author Zhang, Shuya
dc.contributor.author Benítez-Burraco, Antonio
dc.contributor.author Kliesch, Christian
dc.contributor.author Thomas-Colquhoun, Ewan
dc.contributor.author Skirgård, Hedvig
dc.contributor.author Tamariz, Monica
dc.contributor.author Passmore, Sam
dc.contributor.author Pellard, Thomas
dc.contributor.author Jordan, Fiona
dc.date.accessioned 2021-08-10T09:01:02Z
dc.date.available 2021-08-10T09:01:02Z
dc.date.issued 2020-08
dc.identifier.citation Roberts , S G , Killin , A , Deb , A , Sheard , C , Greenhill , S J , Sinnemäki , K , Segovia Martín , J , Nölle , J , Berdicevskis , A , Humphreys-Balkwill , A , Little , H , Opie , K , Jacques , G , Bromham , L , Tinits , P , Ross , R M , Lee , S , Gasser , E , Calladine , J , Spike , M , Mann , S , Shcherbakova , O , Singer , R , Zhang , S , Benítez-Burraco , A , Kliesch , C , Thomas-Colquhoun , E , Skirgård , H , Tamariz , M , Passmore , S , Pellard , T & Jordan , F 2020 , ' CHIELD : The causal hypotheses in evolutionary linguistics database ' , Journal of language evolution , vol. 5 , no. 2 , pp. 101-120 . https://doi.org/10.1093/jole/lzaa001
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dc.identifier.other ORCID: /0000-0002-6972-5216/work/98374768
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10138/333002
dc.description.abstract Language is one of the most complex of human traits. There are many hypotheses about how it originated, what factors shaped its diversity, and what ongoing processes drive how it changes. We present the Causal Hypotheses in Evolutionary Linguistics Database (CHIELD, https://chield.excd.org/), a tool for expressing, exploring, and evaluating hypotheses. It allows researchers to integrate multiple theories into a coherent narrative, helping to design future research. We present design goals, a formal specification, and an implementation for this database. Source code is freely available for other fields to take advantage of this tool. Some initial results are presented, including identifying conflicts in theories about gossip and ritual, comparing hypotheses relating population size and morphological complexity, and an author relation network. en
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof Journal of language evolution
dc.rights.uri info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subject 6121 Languages
dc.subject database
dc.subject causal graphs
dc.subject causal inference
dc.subject DIRECTED ACYCLIC GRAPHS
dc.subject CULTURAL-EVOLUTION
dc.subject WORD-ORDER
dc.subject FREQUENCY
dc.subject INFERENCE
dc.subject COLLABORATIONS
dc.subject LANGUAGES
dc.subject SELECTION
dc.subject PATTERNS
dc.subject LEARNERS
dc.title CHIELD : The causal hypotheses in evolutionary linguistics database en
dc.type Article
dc.contributor.organization GramAdapt
dc.contributor.organization Department of Languages
dc.description.reviewstatus Peer reviewed
dc.relation.doi https://doi.org/10.1093/jole/lzaa001
dc.relation.issn 2058-458X
dc.rights.accesslevel openAccess
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dc.relation.grantnumber 805371

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