Dene-Yeniseian Language Family: Evidence for a Back-Migration to the Old World?
· by German Dziebel · in Amerindians, Dene-Yeniseian, Edward Vajda, Gary Holton, Genetics, Ket, Linguistics, Mark Sicoli, mtDNA, Musical Protolanguage, Na-Dene, out-of-America, Polysynthetic languages, Y-DNA
The 2012 Dene-Yeniseian Workshop took place on March 24 at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Since the seminal presentation by the West Washington University linguist, Edward Vajda, of morphological and lexical evidence relating the small Yeniseian language family from Western…
The Evolution of Language and Music
· by German Dziebel · in Africans, Alan Lomax, Amerindians, Cantometrics, Charles Darwin, Ethnomusicology, Joseph Jordania, Khoisans, language, Linguistic diversity, Linguistics, mtDNA phylogeny, music, Musical Protolanguage, Otto Jespersen, Polysynthetic languages, Pygmies, Tecumseh Fitch, Victor Grauer
Cognition 100 (2006): 173-215 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cognition.2005.11.009 The Biology and Evolution of Music: A Comparative Perspective Fitch, W. Tecumseh. Studies of the biology of music (as of language) are highly interdisciplinary and demand the integration of diverse strands of evidence. In this…