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Words in Time and Place: Exploring Language Through the Historical Thesaurus of the Oxford English Dictionary

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The Indo-European Controversy: Facts and Fallacies in Historical Linguistics

By Asya Pereltsvaig and Martin W. Lewis

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."


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Title: *Leo Tuai:
Subtitle: A comparative lexical study of North and Central Vanuatu languages
Written By: Ross Clark
Series Title: Pacific Linguistics
Description:

More than eighty Oceanic languages are spoken in the northern and central
island of Vanuatu. This book provides the first detailed internal
comparison of these languages. Several hundred cognate sets and
reconstructed proto forms provide a basis for an account of the
phonological history of fifteen selected languages. An argument is made for
a unified origin of these languages from an ancestor not far removed from
Proto Oceanic.

Publication Year: 2009
Publisher: Pacific Linguistics
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Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Phonology
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 7808588360
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 297
Prices: AUS $ 89.00