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."
Primer: A Tool for Developing Early Reading Materials
The authors present a computer program and instructions for developing reading materials in languages with little or no background in literacy. The book is structured as a how-to manual with step by step procedures to establish an appropriate primer sequence and to organize words, phrases, and sentences that correlate with the sequence. It presupposes a thorough knowledge of linguistics.