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Language Classification
By Lyle Campbell

Language Classification

History and Method

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Language Classification by Lyle Campbell

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How 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 Details

ISBN: 9780521880053
ISBN-10: 052188005X
Format: Hardback
(228mm x 152mm x 35mm)
Pages: 548
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 26-Jun-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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This accessible, hands-on introduction to historical linguistics - the study of language change - does not just talk about topics. With abundant examples and exercises, it helps students learn for themselves how to do 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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