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."
Proceedings of the 25th annual Boston University Conference on Language Development
Proceedings of the annual Boston University Conference on Language Development
This 2-volume proceedings contains 73 papers from November 2000 conference, covering a wide range of areas in language acquisition and language development. The volumes include the keynote address by Lois Bloom, the plenary address by Nina Hyams, and a historical overview and analysis of the BUCLD conference by Margaret Thomas. The complete table of contents and other details can be found on our web site at http://www.cascadilla.com/bucld25toc.html along with easy on-line ordering.