Why are so many languages spoken in some places and so few in others? - Deepstash

Scientists have few clear answers about what caused the start of thousands of languages.

Collectively, people speak more than 7,000 distinct languages, with more languages spoken in tropi...

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Why are so many languages spoken in some places and so few in others?

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There are many theories of how the world's languages might have diversified. The common thread is that languages are markers of social boundaries between human groups. People with a common ...

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One research group tried to understand which factors had the most influence of language diversity in different areas, using statistical techniques that combined ideas from linguists, ecologists, ev...

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