Tuesday 19th February / posted by Daniel Midgley
Linguists have always been interested in reconstructing languages from long ago.
By looking at how languages are now, we can work backwards to see how they must have been in the past. But now computer scientists are creating a kind of linguistic time machine that can do the job of reconstruction automatically. How does it work?
Linguist Daniel Midgley steps into the temporal vortex on this episode of Talk the Talk.