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."
Parallelism and Prosody in the Processing of Ellipsis Sentences
This thesis investigates the processes of ellipsis sentences, focusing on the questions: (i) Are ellipsis sentences processed using special routines employed only for ellipsis or are they processed using the same principles needed for unelided sentences? (ii) Does parallelism influence sentence processing? If so, what kinds of similarities matter?