Fiona recently gave an overview of the VariKin project for CoastFM and SourceFM in Cornwall. She talked to Ben Makin on his Celebrity Science show about our three projects on kinship term evolution and the KinBank database, kinship language usage, and fieldwork on acquisition by children. The conversation ranged further into speculation on how the language technology of kinship systems might play a part in human evolution, and how far back we can extend our knowledge of human kinship.
The show aired on Wednesday 28 Nov 2018 18:00 and Thursday 29 Nov 2018 07:30. It’s now available on YouTube and here’s the link to listen again. Fiona’s interview starts 29:20.