Publications

Pierre J.  Bancel & Alain Matthey de l'Etang. 2002. Tracing the Ancestral Kinship System: The Global Etymon KAKA. Part I:  A Linguistic Study. Mother Tongue VII - In Honor of Joseph H. Greenberg. 209-244. Open publication
Alain Matthey de l'Etang & Pierre J.  Bancel. 2002. Tracing the Ancestral Kinship System: The Global Etymon KAKA.  Part II:  An Anthropological Study. Mother Tongue VII - In Honor of Joseph H. Greenberg. 245-258. Open publication
Alain Matthey de l’Etang & Pierre J. Bancel. 2005. The Global Distribution of (P)APA and (T)ATA and their Original Meaning. Mother Tongue IX, 133-169. Open publication
Pierre J. Bancel & Alain Matthey de l'Etang. 2005. Kin Tongue. A Study of Kin Nursery Terms in Relation to Language Acquisition, with a Historical and Evolutionary Perspective.Mother Tongue IX, 171‑190. Open Document
Pierre J. Bancel & Alain Matthey de l'Etang 2006. Kin Terms (P)APA, (T)ATA, (M)AMA, (K)AKA and the Origin of Articulate Language. Cognitive Systems 7-1. 79-102.  
Alain Matthey de l’Etang and Pierre J. Bancel. 2008. The Age of Mama and Papa. In J.D. Bengtson ed. In Hot Pursuit of Language in Prehistory. Essays in the four fields of anthropology in honor of Harold Crane Fleming. Amsterdam: John Benjamins. 417-438. link
Pierre J. Bancel. & Alain Matthey de l'Etang. 2008. The Millenial Persistence of Indo-European and Eurasiatic Pronouns and the Origin of Nominals. In J.D. Bengtson ed. In Hot Pursuit of Language in Prehistory. Essays in the four fields of anthropology in honor of Harold Crane Fleming. Amsterdam: John Benjamins. 439-464. link
Alain Matthey de l'Etang, Pierre Bancel, and Merritt Ruhlen. 2011. Back to Proto-Sapiens (Part 1): The Inherited Kinship Terms Papa, Mama, and Kaka. In Doug Jones and Bojka Milicic eds. Kinship, Language, and Prehistory. Per Hage and the Renaissance in Kinship Studies.The University of Utah Press.  link
Pierre J. Bancel, Alain Matthey de l'Etang, and John D. Bengtson. 2011. Back to Proto-Sapiens (Part 2): The Global Kinship Terms Papa, Mama and KakaIn Doug Jones and Bojka Milicic eds. Kinship, Language, and Prehistory. Per Hage and the Renaissance in Kinship Studies.The University of Utah Press. link
Pierre J. Bancel & Alain Matthey de l'Etang. 2013. Brave new wordsIn Claire Lefebvre, Bernard Comrie and Henri Cohen eds. New Perspectives on the Origins of Language. Amsterdam: John Benjamins. 333–378. link