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."
The "Kluge" is the famous standard dictionary of German etymology. It comprehensively informs about the historical development and forming of 13,000 German and foreign words. For this edition, the editor has carefully examined, revised and updated the entire text. For the first time the Kluge is published with a CD-ROM that allows detailed and quick inquiries. The layout and cover have been redisigned to give the dictionary a more up-to-date appearance.
The language of publication is German.
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