Here I presented: David Sankoff & J. Kruskal, “Time Warps, String Edits, & Macromolecules: The Theory & Practice of Sequence Comparison”, 1999.
The book consists of seventeen (17) chapters divided into five parts (5), listed BELOW.
Part 1. “Macromolecular Sequences”.
Part 2. “Time-Warping, Continuous Functions, and Speech Processing”.
Part 3. “Variations on a Theme: Algorithms for Related Problems”.
Part 4. “Computational Complexity”.
Part 5. “Random Sequences”.
This is a statistical methods book for sequence comparison. The sequence can be languages words, macromolecules (DNA), etcetera.
It is a useful reference to the literature of the subject.
Human population can be studied as ABC (languages) and ATGC (dna molecules); and, sequence comparisons are important in human studies.
Morris Swadesh, “The Origin & Diversification of Languages”, 1968 was the topic of an earlier blog post.