CHIELD : The causal hypotheses in evolutionary linguistics database

Show simple item record Roberts, Sean G. Killin, Anton Deb, Angarika Sheard, Catherine Greenhill, Simon J. Sinnemäki, Kaius Segovia Martín, José Nölle, Jonas Berdicevskis, Aleksandrs Humphreys-Balkwill, Archie Little, Hannah Opie, Kit Jacques, Guillaume Bromham, Lindell Tinits, Peeter Ross, Robert M. Lee, Sean Gasser, Emily Calladine, Jasmine Spike, Matthew Mann, Stephen Shcherbakova, Olena Singer, Ruth Zhang, Shuya Benítez-Burraco, Antonio Kliesch, Christian Thomas-Colquhoun, Ewan Skirgård, Hedvig Tamariz, Monica Passmore, Sam Pellard, Thomas Jordan, Fiona 2021-08-10T09:01:02Z 2021-08-10T09:01:02Z 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 .
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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,, 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 WORD-ORDER
dc.subject FREQUENCY
dc.subject INFERENCE
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.issn 2058-458X
dc.rights.accesslevel openAccess
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