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LINGUIST List 19.2243

Tue Jul 15 2008

Books: Genetic Classification/Discipline of Linguistics: Campbell, Poser

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Message 1: Language Classification: Campbell, Poser
Date: 10-Jul-2008
From: Daniel Davies <ddaviescambridge.org>
Subject: Language Classification: Campbell, Poser
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Title: Language Classification
Subtitle: History and Method
Published: 2008
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
                http://us.cambridge.org

Author: Lyle Campbell
Author: William J. Poser
Hardback: ISBN: 9780521880053 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 65.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9780521880053 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 125.00
Abstract:

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 the 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.

1. Introduction: How are languages shown to be related to one another?;
2. The beginning of comparative linguistics;
3. 'Asiatic Jones, Oriental Jones': Sir William Jones' role in the rise of
comparative linguistics;
4. Consolidation of the comparative linguistics;
5. How some languages were shown to belong to Indo-European;
6. Comparative linguistics of other languages and regions;
7. How to show languages are related: The methods;
8. The philosophical-psychological-typological-evolutionary approach to
language relationships;
9. Assessment of proposed distant genetic relationships;
10. Beyond the comparative method?;
11. Why and how do languages diversify and spread?;
12. What can we learn about the earliest human language by comparing
languages known today?;
13. Conclusions: Anticipating the future.


Linguistic Field(s): Discipline of Linguistics
                            Genetic Classification

Written In: English (eng )

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