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."
Language, Linguistics and Philology: Papers from the Philological Society Anniversary Symposium, November 1992
This volume brings together a selection of papers from the 1992 Philological Society Anniversary Symposium which explore the connections between linguistic thought in Britain and Europe in the 19th and 20th centuries and current research. The chapters cover semantics, syntax, morphology and phonology. A particular focus is the reception of European and American ideas within linguistics in Britain.