New paper: Contact-tracing in cultural evolution: a Bayesian mixture model to detect geographic areas of language contact

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Contact tracing of a different kind. The latest paper in Royal Society INTERFACE by Peter Ranacher, Nico Neureiter, Rik van Gijn, Barbara Sonnenhauser, Anastasia Escher, Robert Weibel, Pieter Muysken and Balthasar Bickel introduces a novel algorithm for Bayesian clustering in the presence of confounding effects, and shows how it can be used to trace areas of possible spatial contact between different languages.