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Language Classification by Lyle Campbell
Book DescriptionHow are relationships established between the world's languages? This is one of the most topical and most controversial questions in contemporary linguistics. The central aims of this book are to answer this question, to cut through the controversies, and to contribute to research in distant genetic relationships. In doing this the authors aim to: (1) show how the methods have been employed; (2) reveal which methods, techniques, and strategies have proven successful and which ones have proven ineffective; (3) determine how particular language families were established; (4) evaluate several of the most prominent and more controversial proposals of distant genetic relationship (such as Amerind, Nostratic, Eurasiatic, Proto-World, and others); and (5) make recommendations for practice in future research. This book will contribute significantly to understanding language classification in general.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521880053
(228mm x 152mm x 35mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 26-Jun-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Lyle Campbell
Historical Linguistics, Paperback (January 2013)
An introduction to the study of language. With abundant examples and exercises, it helps students learn for themselves how to do historical linguistics. It also includes examples taken from a wide range of languages, including non-Indo-European languages, that illustrate concepts and methods.
New Zealand English, Paperback (February 2009)
Examines the origins and development of New Zealand English on the basis of extensive audio-recordings.
Glossary of Historical Linguistics, Hardback (February 2007)
This Glossary provides accessible and widely representative definitions, discussion, and examples of key terms and concepts used in the field of Historical Linguistics. It includes numerous cross-references to related terms and covers new as well as traditional terminology.
American Indian Languages, Paperback (August 2000)» View all books by Lyle Campbell
Native American languages are spoken from Siberia to Greenland. Campbell's project is to take stock of what is known about the history of Native American languages and in the process examine the state of American Indian historical linguistics.
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Author Biography - Lyle Campbell
Lyle Campbell is Professor of Linguistics in the Department of Linguistics at the University of Utah. William J. Poser is Adjunct Professor of Linguistics in the Department of Linguistics at the University of British Columbia.
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