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Isaac Stead

Abteilung für Sprach- und Kulturevolution
Max-Planck-Institut für evolutionäre Anthropologie
Deutscher Platz 6
04103 Leipzig

Telefon: +49 (0) 341 3550 284
E-Mail: isaac_stead@[>>> Please remove the text! <<<]eva.mpg.de

About me

I am a PhD student in the CoOL group. My main research interests are in the phylogeny of the Austronesian language family, particularly the early branching structure of this family and the phylogenetic relationships of the languages of New Caledonia. I am also interested in developing new phylogenetic methods for historical linguistics, horizontal transmission processes, and how the traditional comparative method and phylolinguistic techniques can complement each other.

Curriculum Vitae

2021- presentDoctoral Researcher, Dept. of Linguistic and Cultural Evolution, MPI-EVA
2019 - 2020Master of Arts in Linguistics, Victoria University of Wellington
2016 - 2018Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics, Victoria University of Wellington



Chen, V., Kuo, J., Gallego, M. K. S., & Stead, I. (2022). Is Malayo-Polynesian a primary branch of Austronesian? A view from morphosyntax. Diachronica, 39(4), 449-489.
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