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."
Multiliteracies: Literacy Learning and the Design of Social Futures
Multiliteracies addresses the question of the future of literacy teaching: what should be taught and how. This new collection brings together the work of the most exciting voices in the field. Each of these specialists proposes a new pedagogy which recognises both cultural and linguistic diversity, and the many ways of representing meaning beyond language, such as the visual.