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Geographical roots of the coevolution of cultural and linguistic traits / Oded Galor (Brown University, NBER, CEPR, IZA and CESifo), Ömer Özak (Southern Methodist University and IZA), Assaf Sarid (University of Haifa) ; IZA Institute of Labor Economics
VerfasserGalor, Oded ; Özak, Ömer ; Sarid, Assaf
KörperschaftForschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit
ErschienenBonn, Germany : IZA Institute of Labor Economics, November 2018
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Umfang1 Online-Ressource (82 Seiten) : Illustrationen, Diagramme, Karten
SerieDiscussion paper ; no. 11982
URNurn:nbn:de:hbz:5:2-174267 
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This research explores the geographical origins of the coevolution of cultural and linguistic traits in the course of human history, relating the geographical roots of long-term orientation to the structure of the future tense, the agricultural determinants of gender bias to the presence of sex-based grammatical gender, and the ecological origins of hierarchical orientation to the existence of politeness distinctions. The study advances the hypothesis and establishes empirically that: (i) geographical characteristics that were conducive to higher natural return to agricultural investment contributed to the existing cross-language variations in the structure of the future tense, (ii) the agricultural determinants of gender gap in agricultural productivity fostered the existence of sex-based grammatical gender, and (iii) the ecological origins of hierarchical societies triggered the emergence of politeness distinctions.