Geospatial distributions reflect temperatures of linguistic features

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KAUHANEN, Henri, Deepthi GOPAL, Tobias GALLA, Ricardo BERMÚDEZ-OTERO, 2021. Geospatial distributions reflect temperatures of linguistic features. In: Science advances. American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). 7(1), eabe6540. eISSN 2375-2548. Available under: doi: 10.1126/sciadv.abe6540

@article{Kauhanen2021-01Geosp-52715, title={Geospatial distributions reflect temperatures of linguistic features}, year={2021}, doi={10.1126/sciadv.abe6540}, number={1}, volume={7}, journal={Science advances}, author={Kauhanen, Henri and Gopal, Deepthi and Galla, Tobias and Bermúdez-Otero, Ricardo}, note={Article Number: eabe6540} }

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