Journal article

CHIELD: the causal hypotheses in evolutionary linguistics database

Seán G Roberts, Anton Killin, Angarika Deb, Catherine Sheard, Simon J Greenhill, Kaius Sinnemäki, José Segovia-Martín, Jonas Nölle, Aleksandrs Berdicevskis, Archie Humphreys-Balkwill, Hannah Little, Christopher Opie, Guillaume Jacques, Lindell Bromham, Peeter Tinits, Robert M Ross, Sean Lee, Emily Gasser, Jasmine Calladine, Matthew Spike Show all

Journal of Language Evolution | Oxford University Press (OUP) | Published : 2020

Abstract

There are many hypotheses about how it originated, what factors shaped its diversity, and what ongoing processes drive how it changes. We present the Causal Hypotheses in Evolutionary Linguistics Database (CHIELD, https://chield. excd. org/), a tool for expressing, exploring, and evaluating hypotheses. It allows researchers to integrate multiple theories into a coherent narrative, helping to design future research. We present design goals, a formal specification, and...

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Grants

Awarded by European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme


Awarded by Academy of Finland


Awarded by ERC


Awarded by Australian Research Council


Awarded by Leverhulme early career fellowship


Awarded by Australian Research Council Laureate Fellowship


Awarded by John Templeton Fund


Funding Acknowledgements

A.D., C.S., F.J., and E.T.C. were funded from the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (grant agreement no. 639291, Starting Grant VARIKIN). J.N. was supported by a Principal's Career Development Scholarship from the School of Philosophy, Psychology & Language Sciences at Edinburgh. K.S. was supported by an Academy of Finland grant (296212) and by an ERC starting grant (805371). R.S. was supported by the Australian Research Council (FL130100111). S.G.R. is supported by a Leverhulme early career fellowship (ECF-2016435). S.F.M. is supported by an Australian Government Research Training Program (RTP) Scholarship and Australian Research Council Laureate Fellowship Grant FL130100141. C.S. was supported by the John Templeton Fund (40128).