LINGUIST List 32.853

Mon Mar 08 2021

Confs: Comp Ling, Genetic Class, Hist Ling/Online

Editor for this issue: Lauren Perkins <laurenlinguistlist.org>



Date: 08-Mar-2021
From: Thomas Olander <olanderhum.ku.dk>
Subject: Copenhagen Phylolinguistics Workshop
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Copenhagen Phylolinguistics Workshop

Date: 03-May-2021 - 07-May-2021
Location: Copenhagen (Online), Denmark
Contact: Thomas Olander
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL: https://rootsofeurope.ku.dk/kalender/arrangementer-2021/the-copenhagen-phylolinguistics-workshop/

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics; Genetic Classification; Historical Linguistics

Meeting Description:

In the workshop David Goldstein, UCLA, provides a hands-on introduction to Bayesian phylogenetics with the statistical programming environment RevBayes.

The workshop takes place online on 3, 5 and 7 May 2021 and is open to everybody. Registration is required.

The workshop is organised by the research project “Connecting the Dots: Reconfiguring the Indo-European family tree” (funded by the Independent Research Fund Denmark, 2019–2024).


Program Information:

Phylogenetic inference is one of the central endeavors of historical linguistics. Research in this area is in the midst of a methodological revolution, which has been brought about by an influx of computational methods originally developed for the study of molecular evolution and the tree of life. Foremost among these new methods is Bayesian phylogenetic inference, which above all enables historical linguists to pursue questions that were previously intractable. This workshop provides a hands-on introduction to Bayesian phylogenetics with the statistical programming environment RevBayes. Although familiarity with linguistic change and the broad outlines of the history of Indo-European will be assumed, prior experience with Bayesian methods and programming will not.

Registration is available here: https://eventsignup.ku.dk/the-copenhagen-phylolinguistics-workshop/signup




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