This book "asserts that the origin and spread of languages must be examined primarily through the time-tested techniques of linguistic analysis, rather than those of evolutionary biology" and "defends traditional practices in historical linguistics while remaining open to new techniques, including computational methods" and "will appeal to readers interested in world history and world geography."
Proceedings of the Fourteenth West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics
This volume presents the proceedings of the fourteenth West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics held at the University of Southern California. This volume is a comprehensive representation of the papers presented at the conference. Topics range from child language to the transitivity of verbs to determiners and context sets and the languages covered range from Cree to Hindi to German. This volume will be of interest to a wide range of linguists covering numerous special interests and fields.