LINGUIST List 32.1848

Wed May 26 2021

Books: Ethnolinguistic Prehistory: Driem

Editor for this issue: Billy Dickson <>

Date: 28-Apr-2021
From: Clovis Jaillet <>
Subject: Ethnolinguistic Prehistory: Driem
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Title: Ethnolinguistic Prehistory
Subtitle: The Peopling of the World from the Perspective of Language, Genes and Material Culture
Series Title: Languages of the Greater Himalayan Region
Published: 2021
Publisher: Brill

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Author: George van Driem
Electronic: ISBN: 9789004448377 Pages: 400 Price: Europe EURO 119
Hardback: ISBN: 9789004448360 Pages: 400 Price: Europe EURO 119

This volume provides the most up-to-date and holistic but compact account of the peopling of the world from the perspective of language, genes and material culture, presenting a view from the Himalayas. The phylogeny of language families, the chronology of branching of linguistic family trees and the historical and modern geographical distribution of language communities inform us about the spread of languages and linguistic phyla. The global distribution and the chronology of spread of Y chromosomal haplogroups appears closely correlated with the spread of language families. New findings on ancient DNA have greatly enhanced our understanding of the prehistory and provenance of our biological ancestors. The archaeological study of past material cultures provides yet a third independent window onto the complex prehistory of our species.

Linguistic Field(s): Anthropological Linguistics
                            Historical Linguistics

Written In: English (eng)

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