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."
Das Deutsche als kompositionsfreudige Sprache [German as a Strongly Compositional Language]
Strukturelle Eigenschaften und systembezogene Aspekte
In German, composition is an especially productive pattern of word formation. This volume fills a gap by providing a comprehensive description and discussion of composition in German in the context of current research. Here it devotes special attention to current possibilities and issues of methodological investigation.