Paul Heggarty:  Selected Publications

downloads, abstracts and supplementary information

 

Please select the publication you’re interested in, then click on the

corresponding download, abstract or supplementary information links.

 

 

For conference papers and data-shows to download, please see this separate page.

 


See also my list of further publications currently in preparation. 


 

Heggarty, Paul & David Beresford-Jones,  2010

Agriculture and Language Dispersals:  Limitations, Refinements, and an Andean Exception?

Current Anthropology 51(2): 163-191

 

   abstract, full text and supplementary information available from the Current Anthropology journal webpage

 


 

Barbieri, Chiara, Paul Heggarty, Loredana Castrì, Donata Luiselli & Davide Pettener,  2010.

mtDNA variability in the Titicaca basin: matches and mismatches with linguistics and ethnohistory

American Journal of Human Biology  [now online, issue and page details forthcoming].

 

▪ abstract and full text available from the journal webpage at:  doi:10.1002/ajhb.21107

 


   

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) 365: 3829-3843.
special edition on Cultural and Linguistic Diversity: Evolutionary Approaches
guest editors:  James Steele, Ethan Cochrane & Peter Jordan
doi:10.1098/rstb.2010.0099

 

This is the proceedings volume arising from the:
AHRC Conference on Cultural and Linguistic Diversity, Great Missenden, 9th-13th December 2008.

click to download abstract as a .pdf. 
▪ abstract and full text available from the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society (B) journal webpage

 


 

Heggarty, Paul  2010

Beyond lexicostatistics:  how to get more out of ‘word list’ comparisons

Diachronica – International Journal for Historical Linguistics 27(2): 301-324

special edition on Quantitative Approaches to Linguistic Diversity: Commemorating the centenary of the birth of Morris Swadesh
guest editors:  Søren Wichmann & Anthony P. Grant

 

This is the proceedings volume arising from the:
Swadesh Centenary Conference, Max Planck Institute for Anthropological Linguistics, Leipzig, 16th-18th January 2009.

▪ abstract and full text available from the Diachronica journal webpage

▪ click to download abstract as a .pdf

 


 

Maguire, Warren, Paul Heggarty, April McMahon & Dan Dediu, 2010

The past, present and future of English dialects: Quantifying convergence, divergence and dynamic equilibrium

Language Variation and Change 22(1): 69-104

 

   ▪ abstract and full text available from the Language, Variation and Change journal webpage

 


 

Nerbonne, John, Paul Heggarty, Roeland van Hout & David Robey,  2009

Panel Discussion on Computing and the Humanities

in:  Nerbonne, John, Charlotte Gooskens & Sebastian Kürschner (eds):  Computing and Language Variation
special issue of:  International Journal of Humanities and Arts Computing.

 

   abstract of section by Heggarty

 


 

Hruschka, Daniel J., Morten H. Christiansen, Richard A. Blythe, William Croft, Paul Heggarty, Salikoko S. Mufwene, Janet B. Pierrehumbert & Shana Poplack,  2009

Building social cognitive models of language change

Trends in Cognitive Sciences 13(11), 464-9.

 

   abstract and full text are available from the Trends in Cognitive Sciences journal webpage

  abstract

 


 

Beresford-Jones, David & Paul Heggarty,  forthcoming

What role for language prehistory in redefining archaeological ‘culture’?  A case-study on new horizons in the Andes

in:  Roberts, Ben & Marc Vander Linden (eds.): 
Investigating Archaeological Cultures:  Material Culture, Variability and Transmission. 
New York: Springer.

 

   abstract will be made available on publication

 


 

Heggarty, Paul & David Beresford-Jones,  2009

Not the Incas?  Weaving Archaeology and Language into a Single New Prehistory

British Academy Review 12: 11-15

 

   download as .pdf  [404 kb]

     © 2009  British Academy Review   

 


 

Heggarty, Paul, 2008

Linguistics for archaeologists:  a case-study in the Andes

Cambridge Archaeological Journal 18(1), 35-56

 

   download as .pdf  [1.47 mb]             abstract            supplementary info

      © 2008  McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research    [ Cambridge Archaeological Journal, Cambridge University Press ]

 


 

Heggarty, Paul, 2007

Linguistics for archaeologists:  principles, methods and the case of the Incas

Cambridge Archaeological Journal 17(3), 311-40

 

   download  as .pdf  [1.26 mb]            abstract            supplementary info

      © 2007  McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research    [ Cambridge Archaeological Journal, Cambridge University Press ]

 


 

McMahon, April, Paul Heggarty, Robert McMahon & Warren Maguire, 2007

The sound patterns of Englishes: representing phonetic similarity

English Language and Linguistics 11.1, 113–42

 

   download  as .pdf  [329 kb]             abstract

      © 2007  English Language and Linguistics    [ Cambridge University Press ]

 


                                                                  

Heggarty, Paul, Warren Maguire & April McMahon, 2007

Accents of English from Around the World

CD-Rom and website resource on the diversity in accents of English from around the world, and their historical ancestors:
5500 ‘instant playback’ pronunciation recordings    7500 phonetic transcriptions

www.soundcomparisons.com

 


 

Heggarty, Paul, & Warren Maguire, 2007

Languages & ‘Dialects’ of Europe:  Germanic

Website resource on the diversity in of the Germanic languages and ‘dialects’.
2200 ‘instant playback’ pronunciation recordings and phonetic transcriptions as of September 2007:  to be expanded throughout 2008

www.languagesandpeoples.com/Germanic.htm

 


 

Heggarty, Paul, 2006 & 2007  (first & second editions)

The Sounds of the Andean Languages

CD-Rom and website resource on the origins and diversity of Quechua and Aymara, and a guide to their standardised spelling:
1100 ‘instant playback’ pronunciation recordings and phonetic transcriptions    400 photos     35000 words of explanatory texts
Fully bilingual in English and Spanish, plus sample texts in five Andean languages

www.quechua.org.uk/Sounds

 


 

Heggarty, Paul, 2006

Interdisciplinary indiscipline?  Can phylogenetic methods meaningfully be applied to language data — and to dating language?

in:   Renfrew, Colin & Peter Forster (eds.):  Phylogenetic Methods and the Prehistory of Languages, 183-94.

    Cambridge: McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research

 

   download  as .pdf  [1.84 mb]            abstract

      © 2006  McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research

 


 

Heggarty, Paul, 2005

Enigmas en el origen de las lenguas andinas: aplicando nuevas técnicas a las incógnitas por resolver

English title:  Enigmas in the origins of the Andean languages: applying new techniques to the unanswered questions

Revista Andina 40, 9-57 & 70-80

 

   not yet available for download          abstract            supplementary info

 


 

Heggarty, Paul, April McMahon & Robert McMahon, 2005

From phonetic similarity to dialect classification: a principled approach

in:   Delbecque, Nicole, Johan van der Auwera & Dirk Geeraerts (eds.):  Perspectives on Variation, 43-91

    Amsterdam: Mouton de Gruyter

 

   not yet available for download          abstract

 


 

McMahon, April, Paul Heggarty, Robert McMahon & Natalia Slaska, 2005

Swadesh sublists and the benefits of borrowing: an Andean case study

in:   McMahon, April (ed.):  Quantitative Methods in Language Comparison, 103(2), 147-69

    Oxford: Blackwell

 

   download  as .pdf  [251 kb ]             abstract

      © 2007  Blackwell Publishing

 


 

Heggarty, Paul, 2000

Quantifying change over time in phonetics

in:   Renfrew, Colin, April McMahon & Larry Trask (eds.):  Time-Depth in Historical Linguistics, 531-62

    Cambridge: McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research

 

   not yet available for download          abstract

 


 

 

 

Publications in Preparation    (Summer 2009)

 

A range of further publications are in preparation, including two edited volumes: 


 

Beresford-Jones, David & Heggarty, Paul (eds)  forthcoming

Archaeology and Linguistics in the Andes

Oxford:  Oxford University Press (with the British Academy)
Edited volume arising from the symposium on this theme held at the
McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research, Cambridge, 11th-13th September 2008

 

including the article:

 

Heggarty, Paul  &  David Beresford-Jones,  in prep.

Rewriting the History, Redrawing the Map: A Radical New Vision for Linguistics and Archaeology in the Andes
click to download abstract as a .pdf

 


 

Pearce, Adrian & Heggarty, Paul (eds)  forthcoming

History and Linguistics in the Andes

New York: Palgrave Macmillan (with Institute for the Study of the Americas)
Edited volume arising from the symposium on this theme held at the
Institute for the Study of the Americas, London, 15th September 2008

 

including the article:

 

Heggarty, Paul  &  Adrian Pearce,  forthcoming

‘Mining the Data’ on the Huancayo-Huancavelica Quechua Frontier
click to download abstract as a .pdf

 


 

Further papers in preparation for submission to major journals in linguistics and anthropology are on the following themes:

   New methods and results on the question of the separate branching and dialect continua histories within the historical divergence of the Germanic language family. Problems with linguistic palaeontology as a supposed linguistic dating technique.

The concept of ‘splits’ in language lineages and the calibration of proposed methods for dating them. 


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