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."
Diskurslinguistik [Discourse Linguistics]
Eine Einführung in Theorien und Methoden der transtextuellen Sprachanalyse
* First compact introduction to discourse linguistics * Many examples of methods and methodology
This textbook presents the first introduction in German to discourse linguistics. It provides an initial entry-point to an area of linguistics which has become established since the 1990s and which analyses supra-textual linguistic units. The authors elucidate the discourse theory underlying the subject and use examples to provide an introduction to the methodology and methods for the linguistic analysis of transtextual structures.