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The spatial distribution of words for a given meaning can reveal interesting patterns of both language spread and language contact.
Researchers identify two dozen words whose sound and meaning have survived the past 15,000 years.
Several earlier GeoCurrents posts examined the history and geography of culinary vocabulary, particularly words for ‘cheese’, ‘onion’, and ‘tea’.
Jean Haudry, né en 1934, est un professeur de linguistique français et de sanskrit à l'université Lyon III reconnu et réputé. Cet ancien élève ...youtube.com
Indo-European languages are grouped within a family structure where the parent is Proto-Indo-European, a reconstructed language that had it's origins in the southern steppes of Russia.
When a British architect finally cracked Linear B in the 1950s, he was hailed as a genius - but he may never have succeeded had it not been for a woman on the other side of the Atlantic.
(Phys.org)—Homer's great masterpieces, The Iliad and The Odyssey, have been dated to around 762 BCE by new research based on the statistical modelling of language evolution.
The languages that first spread throughout Europe and southern Asia are known collectively as the Indo-European language family. Because of colonisation they are now found throughout the world.