Michael Dunn

Summary

Affiliation: Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics
Country: The Netherlands

Publications

  1. pmc Explaining the linguistic diversity of Sahul using population models
    Ger Reesink
    Centre for Language Studies, Radboud University, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    PLoS Biol 7:e1000241. 2009
  2. ncbi request reprint Structural phylogenetics and the reconstruction of ancient language history
    Michael Dunn
    Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Post Office Box 310, 6500 AH Nijmegen, Netherlands
    Science 309:2072-5. 2005
  3. doi request reprint Evolved structure of language shows lineage-specific trends in word-order universals
    Michael Dunn
    Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Post Office Box 310, 6500 AH Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Nature 473:79-82. 2011
  4. ncbi request reprint Kin term diversity is the result of multilevel, historical processes
    Fiona M Jordan
    Evolutionary Processes in Language and Culture, Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, PB310, 6500AH Nijmegen, The Netherlands www mpi nl people jordan fiona www mpi nl people dunn michael
    Behav Brain Sci 33:388. 2010

Detail Information

Publications4

  1. pmc Explaining the linguistic diversity of Sahul using population models
    Ger Reesink
    Centre for Language Studies, Radboud University, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    PLoS Biol 7:e1000241. 2009
    ..Most interestingly, however, there remains striking evidence of a phylogenetic signal, with many languages showing negligible amounts of admixture...
  2. ncbi request reprint Structural phylogenetics and the reconstruction of ancient language history
    Michael Dunn
    Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Post Office Box 310, 6500 AH Nijmegen, Netherlands
    Science 309:2072-5. 2005
    ..The most plausible hypothesis to explain this result is the divergence of the Papuan languages from a common ancestral stock, as part of late Pleistocene dispersals...
  3. doi request reprint Evolved structure of language shows lineage-specific trends in word-order universals
    Michael Dunn
    Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Post Office Box 310, 6500 AH Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Nature 473:79-82. 2011
    ..These findings support the view that-at least with respect to word order-cultural evolution is the primary factor that determines linguistic structure, with the current state of a linguistic system shaping and constraining future states...
  4. ncbi request reprint Kin term diversity is the result of multilevel, historical processes
    Fiona M Jordan
    Evolutionary Processes in Language and Culture, Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, PB310, 6500AH Nijmegen, The Netherlands www mpi nl people jordan fiona www mpi nl people dunn michael
    Behav Brain Sci 33:388. 2010
    ..We argue that his framework can more usefully be applied at the levels of developmental and historical change, the latter especially. A phylogenetic approach to the diversity of kinship terminologies is most urgently required...