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."
Handbook of Cognitive Linguistics and Second Language Acquisition
This cutting-edge volume describes the implications of Cognitive Linguistics for the study of second language acquisition (SLA). Chapters in the first two sections identify theoretical and empirical strands of Cognitive Linguistics, presenting them as a coherent whole. Chapters in the third section discuss the relevance of Cognitive Linguistics to SLA and define a research agenda linking these fields with implications for language instruction. Its comprehensive range and tutorial-style chapters make this Handbook of Cognitive Linguistics and Second Language Acquisition a valuable resource for students and researchers alike.