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."
Hispanic Linguistics at the Turn of the Millennium: Papers from the 3rd Hispanic Linguistics Symposium
The papers in this volume were selected from those presented at the 3rd Hispanic Linguistics Symposium held at Georgetown University in October 1999. We are delighted to be publishing selected proceedings from this annual conference. 10 of the papers in this book discuss phonology, phonetics, and historical linguistics. The other 15 papers focus on syntax, semantics, and pragmatics. The volume offers an excellent snapshot of the research currently being done in Hispanic linguistics.