Phylogenetic inference for function-valued traits : speech sound evolution
Aston, John A. D., Buck, Dorothy, Coleman, John, Cotter, Colin J., Jones, Nick S., Macaulay, Vincent, MacLeod, Norman, Moriarty, John M. and Nevins, Andrew (2012) Phylogenetic inference for function-valued traits : speech sound evolution. Trends in Ecology & Evolution, Vol.27 (No.3). pp. 160-166. ISSN 0169-5347Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tree.2011.10.001
Phylogenetic models have recently been proposed for data that are best represented as a mathematical function (i.e. function valued). Such methods can be used to model the change over time in function-based descriptions of various data of interest to evolutionary biologists, including the sound of speech. This approach to phylogenetic inference and analysis is challenging, both in terms of modeling the phylogenetics of functions and in engaging with previously existing evidence for character-state change. Nevertheless, it is both a real and exciting prospect. Our approach could provide those interested in investigating a greater range of evolutionary processes with the ability to use statistical hypothesis-testing procedures and to create estimates of the states of function-valued characteristics (e.g. speech sounds) at earlier historical times.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HA Statistics|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Science > Statistics|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Trends in Ecology & Evolution|
|Official Date:||March 2012|
|Page Range:||pp. 160-166|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
The Functional Phylogenies Group comprises: John A.D. Aston (Warwick University, Statistics, UK); Dorothy Buck (Imperial College London, Mathematics, UK); John Coleman (Oxford University, Phonetics Laboratory, UK); Colin J. Cotter (Imperial College London, Aeronautics, UK); Nick S. Jones (Imperial College London, Mathematics, UK); Vincent Macaulay (Glasgow University, Mathematics and Statistics, UK); Norman MacLeod (Natural History Museum, Palaeontology, UK); John M. Moriarty (Manchester University, Mathematics, UK) and Andrew Nevins (University College London, Linguistics, UK).
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