Conference and Seminar Papers

including abstracts and data shows for download

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Publications

references and abstracts will appear here as they are published
(first to appear in 2007)



 
 


NB: for publications and web-based resources, please see this separate page.

 

Jan. – March 2010

Various institutions in Australia:  Darwin, Alice Springs, Melbourne (RCLT, La Trobe) and Canberra (ANU).

   Various versions of a core paper, presented by Paul Heggarty (jointly prepared with David Beresford-Jones)
Archaeology, Language and Genes – Towards a More Coherent Human Prehistory
(with particular reference to Australian languages)
click to download
abstract as a .pdf

 


Sept. – Nov. 2009

Series of public lectures and workshops on the origins and diversity of Quechua, and Andean prehistory.

   31st October 2009:  seminar by Paul Heggarty to the Association of Researchers in Quechua Linguistics, University of Santiago del Estero (the surviving Quechua‑speaking region of Argentina): 
Orígenes, Historia y Diversidad del Quechua

   5th October 2009:  afternoon seminar by Paul Heggarty, University of Cuzco (unsaac):
report seminar on new hypotheses for Andean prehistory arising from the conference
Lenguas y sociedades en el antiguo Perú

   1st-2nd October 2009:  full two‑day workshop by Paul Heggarty for some 160 Quechua specialists on the Peruvian bilingual education programme in Cuzco:
Diversidad regional, prehistoria y análisis lingüística del quechua

   15th September 2009:  Seminar by Paul Heggarty at the postgraduate school on Interdisciplinary Andean Studies at the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, Lima:
Orígenes y diversidad del quechua y del aimara:  una fuente de datos sobre el pasado andino

   5th September 2009:  seminar by Paul Heggarty and Beresford-Jones, hosted by the Quechua‑language department of the Peruvian Education Ministry in Cuzco:
Orígenes, Historia y Diversidad del Quechua:  Lingüística y Arqueología

 


28th-30th August 2009

Lenguas y sociedades en el antiguo Perú:  hacia un enfoque interdisciplinario    VII Simposio Internacional de Arqueología PUCP
Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, Lima.

click to see conference website   (page may eventually expire)

Paul Heggarty:  conference convener and co-organiser, inaugural speaker, summing-up panel member, and presenter of two papers:

   Paul Heggarty with David Beresford-Jones
Ampliando nuestros «horizontes»:  hacia una prehistoria andina interdisciplinaria
for abstract see
conference website

   Paul Heggarty, presenter of paper by Chiara Barbieri, Paul Heggarty, Loredana Castrì, Donata Luiselli & Davide Pettener
MtDNA variability in native Andean populations: the case of Lake Titicaca
for abstract see
conference website

 


14th July 2009

‘Roots of Europe’ Interdisciplinary Research Centre, University of Copenhagen.

click to see seminar web announcement and abstract   (page may eventually expire)

   paper by Paul Heggarty
Dates and Dialects in the Divergence of Indo-European
click to download
abstract as a .pdf

 


30th March 2009

Dept of Linguistics and Center for American Indian Languages, University of Utah, Salt Lake City.

   paper by Paul Heggarty (jointly prepared with David Beresford-Jones), as invited seminar speaker: 
Archaeology, Language and Genes: The Andes as a Case-Study Towards a Coherent Human Prehistory
click to download
abstract as a .pdf

 


27th-29th March 2009

Conference on the Endangered Languages and Cultures of Native America — 5th Annual CELCNA
Center for American Indian Languages, University of Utah, Salt Lake City.

click to see conference website   (page may eventually expire)

   paper by Paul Heggarty
Language Past, Language Future?  Historical Linguistics and the Revitalisation Saga of ‘Inca’ Quechua
click to download
abstract as a .pdf

 


23rd-24th March 2009

Models of Innovation and Propagation in Language Change
Santa Fe Institute, Santa Fe, New Mexico.

   Paul Heggarty as invited discussant
Overview of Issues in Mechanisms of Language Change from the Perspective of Comparative-Historical Linguistics
click to download
overview of issues as a .pdf

 


19th March 2009

Dept of Anthropology, University of Harvard:  Andean Archaeology and Art History Seminar.

   paper by Paul Heggarty (jointly prepared with David Beresford-Jones), as invited seminar speaker: 
Archaeology, Language and Genes: The Andes as a Case-Study Towards a Coherent Human Prehistory
click to download
abstract as a .pdf

 


16th-18th January 2009

The Swadesh Centenary Conference
Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig.

click to see conference website   (page may eventually expire)

   paper by Paul Heggarty as invited speaker
Beyond Lexicostatistics:  How to Get More out of ‘Word List’ Comparisons
click to download abstract as a .pdf
to be published in volume of conference proceedings, as a special issue of Diachronica.

 

9th-13th December 2008

AHRC Conference on Cultural and Linguistic Diversity
AHRC Centre for the Evolution of Cultural Diversity, Institute of Archaeology, University College London.  
(Conference held in Missenden Abbey Conference Centre, Great Missenden.)

   paper by Paul Heggarty as invited speaker
Splits or Waves?  Trees or Webs?  Network Analysis of Language Divergence
click to download abstract as a .pdf
to appear (2010) in volume of conference proceedings, as:

Heggarty, Paul, Warren Maguire & April McMahon, 2010:
Splits or waves?  Trees or webs?  How divergence measures and network analysis can unravel language histories,
Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society (B):  Cultural and Linguistic Diversity: Evolutionary Approaches, eds: Steele, James, Ethan Cochrane & Peter Jordan.

 


7th November 2008:  University of Leiden and Centre for the Languages and Cultures of Latin America.

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6th November 2008:  University of Nijmegen and Max Planck Institute, Nijmegen, Netherlands.

   paper by Paul Heggarty (co-presented with Dr David Beresford-Jones, archaeologist, McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research) as invited speaker:
Archaeology, Language and Agriculture: a Case-Study in the Andes
click to download abstract as a .pdf

 


8th October 2008

Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, Germany.

   paper by Paul Heggarty, as invited speaker: 
Language, Archaeology and Genes:  a New Methodology for the ‘New Synthesis’
click to download abstract as a .pdf

 


16th September 2008

The Prehistory of the Andes:  Archaeology and Linguistics 
A day of public lectures at the British Museum, London.

click to see the event website  

   Co-organised by Paul Heggarty, David Beresford-Jones and Dr Colin McEwan (curator, Americas Section, British Museum).
Paper by Paul Heggarty & David Beresford-Jones::
Towards a Coherent Prehistory for the Andean Peoples:  Bringing Together the Archaeological and Linguistic Stories.

 

15th September 2008

History and Linguistics in the Andes:  A Cross-Disciplinary Symposium
Institute for the Study of the Americas, School of Advanced Study, University of London.

click to see the conference website  

   co-organised and chaired by Paul Heggarty and Dr Adrian Pearce (Institute for the Study of the Americas).
session synopses by Paul Heggarty:

    1: Basic linguistic facts and principles for the Andes. 

   12: Republican period expansions of Quechua and Aymara through settlement of the Amazon lowlands.  The rubber boom? 

   14: Closing debate on which key uncertainties remain and how the disciplines might most fruitfully work together to progress from here.  

 

11th-13th September 2008

Archaeology and Linguistics in the Andes:  A Cross-Disciplinary Symposium
McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research, University of Cambridge.

click to see the conference website  

   co-organised, chaired and with introductory papers by Professor Colin Renfrew, Paul Heggarty and David Beresford-Jones
session synopses by Paul Heggarty:

    1: Overall introduction:  (a) The prehistory of the Andes as seen by linguistics.   and (c) Linking linguistics and archaeology into a single prehistory.

    5: The Huancavelica–Huancayo Quechua boundary and different possible explanations.

    6: Survey of issues in the first south‑eastward expansions of Aymara and Quechua.

   10: The Wari Middle Horizon as a prime candidate for driving a major language expansion, but which? 

   16: The Quechua and Aymara homeland questions: where and when?  The nature of deep Quechua-Aymara contacts. 

   17: The lack of a deep-time language family in the Andes.  Agriculture as a driver for language dispersals? 

 

4th-8th August 2008

13th International Conference on Methods in Dialectology
School of English, University of Leeds.

click to see the conference website   (page may eventually expire)

   paper by Paul Heggarty as invited speaker and panel discussant (5th August) for two-day thread on: 
Computational techniques and techniques for analysing closely related varieties
Computing in Variationist Linguistics and the Humanities
click to download abstract as a .pdf

 


9th June 2008

Institut National des Langues et Cultures Orientales, Paris.

   paper by Paul Heggarty, as invited speaker: 
Linguistique Historique et Comparative des Langues Andines:  Vers de Nouvelles Analyses Quantitatives

 


11th-14th May 2008

New Directions in Historical Linguistics
ESF-funded workshop, Institut des Sciences de l’Homme, Lyon.

click to see the workshop website   (page may eventually expire)

   paper 1 given by Paul Heggarty (12th May) on: 
Thus Far and No Further?  Why Should There Be A Limit On How Far Back We Can Recover Language Histories?
click to download abstract as a .pdf

   paper 2 given by Paul Heggarty (14th May) on: 
Calling the Bluff on Linguistic Palaeontology:  The Horse, the Wheel and … the King?
click to download abstract as a .pdf

 


10th May 2008

South American Archaeology Seminar, Institute of Archaeology, University College London      

   paper given by Paul Heggarty and David Beresford-Jones on: 
Agriculture and Language Dispersals:  Limitations, Refinements, and an Andean Exception?
revised version of paper given on 28th January, see below.

 


28th January 2008

Week 3 in the Seminar Series on Linguistics in Archaeology, Institute of Archaeology, University College London     

   paper given by Paul Heggarty and David Beresford-Jones on: 
Agriculture and Language Dispersals:  Limitations, Refinements, and an Andean Exception?
revised version given on 10th May, see above.

 


14th January 2008

Week 1 in the Seminar Series on Linguistics in Archaeology, Institute of Archaeology, University College London     

   paper given by Colin Renfrew and Paul Heggarty on: 
Archaeology and Language:  An Updated Perspective

 


24th January 2007

Indo-European Seminar, Faculty of Classics, University of Cambridge     

   paper given by Paul Heggarty on: 
Dates and Dialects in the Divergence of Indo-European:  Can New Phylogenetic Methods Really Tell Us Anything New?

 


7th December 2006

The Divergence of Languages:  Mathematical Modelling and Estimation
Workshop, St Peter’s College, University of Oxford     
click to see the workshop programme    (page may eventually expire)

   paper given by Paul Heggarty on: 
Trees or Webs?  Splits or Waves?  The Phylogenetic Analysis of Language Divergence
click to download data‑show as a .pdf  (1.7 mb)
also in Word document format (7.6 mb), but the file is much larger and my phonetic fonts may not work on your computer

 


8th–10th September 2006

Languages and Genes
An Interdisciplinary Conference, University of Santa Barbara     
click to see the conference website    (page may eventually expire)

   paper given by Colin Renfrew on: 
Language, Genes and Archaeology: Problems with the New Synthesis
click to download abstract as a .pdf (13 kb)

   flier by Paul Heggarty on: 
Splits and Trees – or Waves and Webs?  Case Studies in the Andes, Accents of English, and Indo-European
click to download flier as a .pdf  (384 kb) 

 

 

Individual Slides

How Does A Language Family Diverge?

Table of Sound Changes from Latin [sɛptɛm] to its Cognates in Modern Romance

click to download as a .pdf document (102 kb)  or as a bitmap image file (2.7 mb) (best viewed at 100% zoom)