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Title: Areal Diffusion and Genetic Inheritance: Problems in Comparative Linguistics
Edited By: Chia-jung Pan
R. M. W. Dixon

This book considers how and why forms and meanings of different languages
at different times may resemble one another. Its editors and authors aim to
explain and identify the relationship between areal diffusion and the
genetic development of languages, and to discover the means of
distinguishing what may cause one language to share the characteristics of

Publication Year: 2002
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0198299818
ISBN-13: 9780198299813
Pages: 472
Prices: U.S. $ 288.00