Kin term diversity is the result of multilevel, historical processes

Fiona M Jordan, Michael Dunn

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article (Academic Journal)

2 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Explanations in the domain of kinship can be sought on several different levels: Jones addresses online processing, as well as issues of origins and innateness. We argue that his framework can more usefully be applied at the levels of developmental and historical change, the latter especially. A phylogenetic approach to the diversity of kinship terminologies is most urgently required.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)388
JournalBehavioral and Brain Sciences
Volume33
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010

Keywords

  • kinship
  • cultural phylogenetics
  • language

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