Dr. Søren Wichmann

ROOTS full member

Olshausenstraße 80h, R. EG.06
Phone: +49 431 880-6571
Telefax: +49 431 880-5498

My work focuses on how languages emerge, change, and interact, and how these processes relate to external factors like human agency and ecology. I usually draw upon quantitative methods, and, when observations are not available, computer simulations. Often, I find myself at the intersection of linguistics, archaeology, and genetics. Early in my career, I specialised in Mesoamerican studies, but have since then conducted studies pertaining to many other areas of the world. 

Keywords: Language dynamics, historical linguistics, linguistic typology


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