Gerd Carling



I have various research interests. My background is in Sanskrit and Comparative Indo-European linguistics but my current focus is on general and historical linguistics. I have been working mainly on Tocharian, an extinct Indo-European language of Chinese Central Asia,My research interest are historical and evolutionary linguistics, dead and moribund languages, language and culture, and language documentation.  Currently, I am research leader for a team that aims to compile big data sets for tracking prehistoric language contact and cultural impact, by means of evolutionary and comparative methods, in the language areas of Europe and the Amazon. I am also a specialist in the extinct language Tocharian, as well as the moribund language Scandoromani. Further, I have worked on Amazonian languages, such as the Tupí-Guaraní language Kamaiurá. I have written several scientific and popular scientific books.

Recent research outputs

Gerd Carling & Cathcart, C., 2019.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstract

Gerd Carling & Briana Van Epps, 2019, p. 65.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstract

Gerd Carling, Joost van de Weijer, Sandra Cronhamn, Johansson, N. & Farren, R., 2019, Talking Neolithic: Proceedings of the workshop on Indo-European origins held at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, December 2-3, 2013. Kroonen, G., Mallory, J. P. & Comrie, B. (eds.). Washington: Journal of Indo-European Studies, Monograph Series, p. 39-68 (Journal of Indo-European studies, Monograph Series; vol. 65).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapter

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