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Publication - Professor Fiona Jordan

    Comparative phylogenetic methods and the study of pattern and process in kinship

    Citation

    Jordan, FM, 2013, ‘Comparative phylogenetic methods and the study of pattern and process in kinship’. in: Patrick McConvell, Ian Keen, Rachel Hendery (eds) Kinship systems: change and reconstruction. University of Utah Press, Salt Lake City, UT, pp. 43-58

    Abstract

    Anthropology began by comparing aspects of kinship across cultures, while linguists interested in semantic domains such as kinship necessarily compare across languages. In this chapter I show how phylogenetic comparative methods from evolutionary biology can be used to study evolutionary processes relating to kinship and kinship terminologies across language and culture.

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