Linguistics News

Feb 19, 2015 by Sci-News.com

A new study led by Dr Andrew Garrett from the University of California, Berkeley, provides evidence that a common ancestor of the Indo-European languages – Proto-Indo-European – originated 6,500 years ago, in the Pontic-Caspian steppe stretching from Moldova and Ukraine to Russia and western Kazakhstan. Proto-Indo-European was spoken around 4,500 BC in the Pontic-Caspian steppe – the steppeland stretching from Moldova and western Ukraine...

Feb 10, 2015 by Sci-News.com

According to a new study carried out by a group of scientists including Dr Peter Dodds from the University of Vermont, all human languages skew toward...

Apr 18, 2014 by Sci-News.com

According to a team of forensic linguists from Aston University in Birmingham, UK, a mysterious creator of the digital currency Bitcoin is most likely...

Apr 3, 2014 by Sci-News.com

A new translation of a 40-line inscription on a 3,500-year-old stone block from Egypt called the Tempest Stela describes rain, darkness and the ‘sky...

Mar 21, 2014 by Sci-News.com

A 1,800-year-old private letter from the Egyptian recruit Aurelius Polion of legio II Adiutrix stationed in Pannonia Inferior (modern day Hungary) has...

Mar 13, 2014 by Sci-News.com

Evolutionary analysis applied to North American and Siberian languages suggests that while most of the Beringia people migrated into North America, some...

Feb 21, 2014 by Jeyakumar Ramasami

Inscriptions on Indus seals give details about animals sacrificed and nature of ceremony. Some ceremonies were performed for obtaining remission of sins...

Sep 11, 2013 by Sci-News.com

A new study published in the journal Language (full paper) provides the first empirical evidence to prove that television viewing does help to accelerate...

Jul 9, 2013 by Sci-News.com

A broad range of evidence from linguistics, genetics, paleontology, and archaeology suggests that Neanderthals and Denisovans shared with us something...