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The team of researchers, led by population geneticist Li Jin, found that in Indo-European populations, the paternal lineages (Y-chromosome) were correlated to the vocabulary (lexicon) of their languages.(Shutterstock)

Whose influence is stronger on a child’s language, mom or dad?

Asian News International | By Asian News International, Washington D.c.
UPDATED ON AUG 20, 2018 11:20 AM IST
The change in lexicon reflects the differences in paternal lines, while phonemic dissimilarity reflects the differences in maternal lines, after removing the effect of geography.
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