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."
Talking Data: Transcription and Coding in Discourse Research
Transcription and coding systems from contrasting approaches to spoken language situated in their theoretical frameworks with sample analyses. Overview chapters present global design principles. Includes a large compendium of computerized corpora and related resources.