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."
IVth International Conference on Pragmalinguistics and Speech Practices
This book is a collection of articles in English and German which were presented at the IVth International Conference on Pragmalinguistics & Speech Practices in Rostov-on-Don, Russia. The most interesting and important ideas and researches are represented in this work. The book consists of two parts: Pragmalinguistics and Speech Practices. It appeals to philologists, teachers and students.