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Comparability in evolutionary biology: The case of Darwin's barnacles

Bromham, Lindell


Language change and biological evolution are sufficiently similar that biologists and linguists often face similar challenges in reconstructing paths of historical change connecting different species or languages. Tracing evolutionary change over time requires us to consider how shared features have been modified in different lineages since they shared a common ancestor, and this means we have to be able to establish meaningful comparability between traits. In some cases, we may wish to...[Show more]

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Date published: 2020
Type: Journal article
Source: Linguistic Typology
DOI: 10.1515/lingty-2020-2056
Access Rights: Open Access


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