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Transeurasian Language Origin w/ Dr Martine Robbeets: Nov 22, 2021.

Transeurasian Language Origin w/ Dr Martine Robbeets: Nov 22, 2021.

Transeurasian Language Origin w/ Dr Martine Robbeets: Nov 22, 2021. , 23.34 MB
Monday, November 22, 2021

Recent research suggests that the Transeurasian language family originate from Chinese millet farmers 9,000 years ago. This goes against common views that these languages developed independently, which has been used to promote unique national and cultural identities. 

Louis spoke to the lead author of this research, Dr. Martine Robbeets, who is a comparative linguist at the University of Mainz and the Max Planck Institute for the History of Social Sciences. They talked about the origin and spread of these languages, as well as how they impact nationalistic arguments.