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."
Viktor Pekar. Modeling Semantic Coherence from Corpus Data: The Fact and the Frequency of a Co-occurrence. William D. Lewis. Measuring Conceptual Distance Using WordNet: The Design of a Metric for Measuring Semantic Similarity. Erin L. O'Bryan. Syntax in Performance: Minimalist Derivation in the Late Assignment of Syntax Theory. Rachel L. Hayes. The Perception of Novel Phoneme Contrasts in a Second Language: A Developmental Study of Native Speakers of English Learning Japanese Singleton and Geminate Consonant Contrasts. Sylvie Porhiel. Organizing Linguistic Data: Thematic Introducers as an Example.
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