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."
Sprachdiagnostische Kompetenz von Sprachförderkräften [The Language Diagnostic Competency of Specialized Language Development Teachers]
The author examines the ways that specialized language development teachers assess the linguistic skills of preschool children for whom German is a second language. In a longitudinal study, she also investigates how accurately language development teachers are able to judge these skills. These multi-methodical studies contribute to the field of bilingual language education and language acquisition research.