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Reconstruction and contact



Comparative and diachronic study of the vowels of the B20 lects - quantitative and systemic approaches
 Lolke VAN DER VEEN
B20, Kota-Kele, Gabon, final vowels, vowel cooccurrences, consonants, quantitative approach, systemic approach, typology of phonological processes, synchrony, diachrony, spatial distribution, diffusion, contact, multilingualism, classification, reconstruction
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Database of etyma of the Bantu languages of Gabon and neighbouring countries
 Lolke VAN DER VEEN
reconstruction, regional reconstruction, etyma, spatial distribution, lexical diversity, lexical variability, phonological changes, morphological changes, database, Northwest Bantu, Gabon, Cameroon, Congo-Brazzaville
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The phonology of Ntumu Fang (Bantu, A75) revisited
 Lolke VAN DER VEEN
Fang, A75, Ntumu, Gabon, phonology, synchrony, diachrony, phonological changes, description, instrumental phonetics, drum language, psycholinguistics, tone, syllables, word-final consonants
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The role of contact vs. isolation in the diversification of Even dialects
 Brigitte PAKENDORF
Even, Siberia, contact, historical linguistics, corpus linguistics
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Evolution and environment



Variation, Change and Complexity in Linguistic and Health-related Behaviours (V2C)
 Dan DEDIU
individual variation, linguistic diversity, statistics, phylogenetics, networks, fricatives
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Early social experience and the development of communicative abilities in bonobos
 Elisa DEMURU
Bonobo (Pan paniscus), Developmental and comparative approach, Acquisition Socio-emotional competence, Communicative competence
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Linguistic complexity and spoken communication at the intersection of cognitive and ecological constraints
 François PELLEGRINO
Linguistic complexity, Zipf law Adaptation and regulation processes, Quantitative and cross-language approaches
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Modeling the competition between languages
 Vincent ARNAUD , François PELLEGRINO
Mathematical Models Language diversity and competition Language ecology
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Molecular anthropological perspectives on prehistory in southern Africa
 Brigitte PAKENDORF
mtDNA, autosomal DNA, Y-chromosome, Khoisan, Bantu
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The emergence of symbolic communication systems
 Christophe COUPÉ
sound symbolism, origins of language, symbolic systems, experimental semiotics, psychollinguistics
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The influence of the environment on linguistic diversity
 Christophe COUPÉ
ecology, vegetation, linguistic diversity, phonemic diversity, spatial analysis, geographic information systems, databases, statistics
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Vocal communication in bonobos (Pan paniscus)
 François PELLEGRINO , Vincent ARNAUD
Bonobo, vocalization, nonhuman primate, complexity, sound inventory
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Old projects



Internal Classification of the Cariban languages using phylogenetic methods
 Natalia CHOUSOU-POLYDOURI
Cariban family, Internal classification, Semantic shift, Bayesian phylogenetic methods
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Internal Classification of West Coastal Bantu using phylogenetic methods
 Natalia CHOUSOU-POLYDOURI
West Coastal Bantu, Bayesian phylogenetic methods
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African Pygmies and their languages
 Jean-Marie HOMBERT

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Bantu specialized lexicon
 Lolke VAN DER VEEN , Patrick MOUGUIAMA-DAOUDA , Jean-Marie HOMBERT

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Biodiversity and Endangered Languages
 Jean-Marie HOMBERT
biodiversity, endangered languages, endangered ancestral knowledge
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Comparison and reconstruction of the Bantu languages of Gabon and neighbouring countries
 Lolke VAN DER VEEN

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Contribution of linguistic sciences to the history of sub-Saharan Africa (CLHASS project)
 Jean-Marie HOMBERT
classification, isolates, reconstruction, modelization, specialized vocabulary
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Diachronic approaches to Berber languages : advances in Berber reconstruction
 Cécile LUX , Gérard PHILIPPSON
Berber, Niger, Tuareg, Tetserret, Tamacheq, diachrony, comparison, language contact, verbal apophony
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Eol-DiaDM: Language Evolution: Diachronic Data and Methods
 Mahé BEN HAMED
database development, phonological change, diachrony, evolution, distribution patterns, phylogenies, models.
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Internal and external dynamics of Makina lineages in Gabon
 Raymond MAYER
Makina, Shiwa, lineages, kinship system, mating system, ethnic groups, ethnicity, ethnogenesis, identity, Gabon
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Language, culture and genes in Bantu
 Lolke VAN DER VEEN
Gabon, linguistics, (cultural) anthropology, population genetics, archaeology, history, correlations, Bantu expansion, peopling
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Linguistic Atlas of Gabon (ALGAB)
 Lolke VAN DER VEEN
Bantu, languages of Gabon, lexicon, classification, peopling of Gabon, migration paths
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Phylogenetic Analysis of Tupí-Guaraní Morphology
 Natalia CHOUSOU-POLYDOURI
Tupi-Guarani family, Morphology, Evolution and diversification, Computational Approaches, Evolutionary biology
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Space, territory and mobility: the Baka of Gabon
 Lolke VAN DER VEEN
Gabon, hunter-gatherers, mobility, space, sedentarization, transformation, environment, Baka, Ubangian
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The Diachrony of Subject Marking in the Sáliban Languages
 Jorge Emilio ROSÉS LABRADA
Sáliban, subject marking, diachrony, grammaticalization
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The role of contact in the diffusion of linguistic traits among Bantu lects
 Lolke VAN DER VEEN

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Tone systems in Bantu
 Sophie MANUS , Gérard PHILIPPSON

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