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."
Phonetik und Phonologie des Spanischen [Spanish Phonetics and Phonology]
This textbook presents the fundamentals of sound production and sound description (phonetics) and the function of speech sounds in the language system (phonology) using Spanish as example. It is intended primarily for students of Spanish in the beginning semesters without any special knowledge of phonetics. To facilitate access to Spanish-language reference literature, the main terms are given in Spanish as well.