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."
Las familias de palabras [Word Families: Relationships Between Morphology, Semantics, and Argument Structure in Verbs Derived from “decir” and “sagen”]
Relaciones entre morfología, semántica y estructura argumental en las raíces «dec(ir)» y «sag(en)»
De Gruyter Beihefte zur Zeitschrift für romanische Philologie 388
For the first time in the history of research both in Spanish and German linguistics, this book undertakes a comparative study of the lexical structures commonly understood as ‘word families’ and the theoretical and methodological bases of their analysis. Using the word families derived from dec(ir) and sag(en) as a main reference point, the study discusses different theoretical approaches and positions.