Language Classification : History and Method.

Discusses language classification and how and why languages diversify and spread.

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Campbell, Lyle
Other Authors: Poser, William J.
Format: eBook
Published: Leiden : Cambridge University Press, 2008.
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Table of Contents:
  • Cover; Half-title; Title; Copyright; Contents; Figures, tables, and charts; Acknowledgments; Preface; 1 Introduction: how are languages shown to be related to one another?; 2 The beginning of comparative linguistics; 3 "Asiatic Jones, Oriental Jones": Sir William Jones' role in the raise of comparative linguistics; 4 Consolidation of comparative linguistics; 5 How some languages were shown to belong to Indo-European; 6 Comparative linguistics of other language families and regions; 7 How to show languages are related: the methods.