Tag: Linguistics

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Artificial intelligence and clay tablets: not yet a perfect match

Translating ancient texts, filling in missing parts of clay tablets: articles are popping up more and more often about the possibilities offered by artificial...

Europe’s ancient languages shed light on a great migration and weather talk

Painstaking archaeological exploration is a familiar, often widely admired, method of unearthing history. Less celebrated, but also invaluable, is the piecing together of fragments...

New insights into the origin of the Indo-European languages

For over two hundred years, the origin of the Indo-European languages has been disputed. Two main theories have recently dominated this debate: the 'Steppe'...

Seeking the origin of Indigenous languages in South America

A new study indicates that one of the largest of the indigenous language families in Latin America originated in the sixth century BCE in...

Tracing Chile’s Indigenous roots through genetics and linguistics

How do today’s indigenous communities of South America trace back to the history of human migration and contact in the continent? An international team...

Genes and languages not always found together

Does the history of our languages match the history of our genes? A team of scientists at the University of Zurich and the Max-Planck-Institute...