Here are the references for the talk Australian Languages and Theories of Language Change: Key Questions for Pama-Nyungan. Live streaming will be available here.


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Bowern, Claire. 2018. Computational Phylogenetics. Annual Review of Linguistics.

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Haynie, Hannah J. 2014. Geography and Spatial Analysis in Historical Linguistics. Language and Linguistics Compass 8(8). 344–357. doi:10.1111/lnc3.12087.

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