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Query Details

Query Subject:   Swadesh, Lang Class Size
Author:   Robin Allott
Submitter Email:  click here to access email

Linguistic LingField(s):  Historical Linguistics
Anthropological Linguistics

Query:   In the chapter on glottochronology in the posthumously published The
Origin and Diversification of Language 1972, Swadesh presents a
100-word Basic List. However I have seen references to a 200-word
Swadesh list. Where does this come from? When was it compiled? The
100-word list figured in Swadesh's 1960 article in Spanish, on which
the chapter in the 1972 book was based.

Robin Allott email:
LL Issue: 13.2444
Date posted: 25-Sep-2002


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