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Phylogenetic methods and the prehistory of languages

Author: Peter Forster; Colin Renfrew; McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research.
Publisher: Cambridge, UK : McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research, University of Cambridge ; Oxford, UK : Distributed by Oxbow Books ; Oakville, CT : USA [distributor], David Brown Book Co., ©2006.
Series: McDonald Institute monographs.
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Which phylogenetic methods are suited to retracing the evolution of languages? Which types of language data are informative about deep prehistory? Addressing these questions, this book demonstrates  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Phylogenetic methods and the prehistory of languages.
Cambridge, UK : McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research, University of Cambridge ; Oxford, UK : Distributed by Oxbow Books ; Oakville, CT : USA [distributor], David Brown Book Co., c2006
(OCoLC)607668431
Online version:
Phylogenetic methods and the prehistory of languages.
Cambridge, UK : McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research, University of Cambridge ; Oxford, UK : Distributed by Oxbow Books ; Oakville, CT : USA [distributor], David Brown Book Co., c2006
(OCoLC)631403612
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Forster; Colin Renfrew; McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research.
ISBN: 9781902937335 1902937333
OCLC Number: 69733654
Description: x, 198, [1] folded leaf of plates : ill., maps ; 29 cm.
Contents: Malagasy language as a guide to understanding Malagasy history / Robert E. Dewar --
Rapid radiation, borrowing and dialect continua in the Bantu languages / Clare J. Holden & Russell D. Gray --
Multilateral comparison and significance testing of the Indo-Uralic question / Brett Kessler & Annukka Lehtonen --
Bantu classification, Bantu trees and phylogenetic methods / Lutz Marten --
Quasi-cognates and lexical type shifts : rigorous distance measures for long-range comparison / Johanna Nichols --
Phylogenetic analysis of written traditions / Matthew Spencer ... [et al.] --
A stochastic model of language evolution that incorporates homoplasy and borrowing / Tandy Warnow ... [et al.] --
How old is the Indo-European language family? : illumintation or more moths to the flame? / Quentin D. Atkinson & Russell D. Gray --
Radiation and network breaking in Polynesian linguistics / David Bryant --
Inference of divergence times as a statistical inverse problem / Steven N. Evans, Donald Ringe & Tandy Warnow --
Evolution of English basic vocabulary within the network of Germanic languages / Peter Forster, Tobias Polzin & Arne Röhl --
Convergence in the formation of Indo-European subgroups : phylogeny and chronology / Andrew Garrett --
Why linguists don't do dates : evidence from Indo-European and Australian languages / April McMahon & Robert McMahon --
Quantifying uncertainty in a stochastic model of vocabulary evolution / Geoff K. Nicholls & Russell D. Gray --
Estimating rates of lexical replacement on phylogenetic trees of languages / Mark Pagel & Andrew Meade --
Interdisciplinary indiscipline? : can phylogenetic methods meaningfully be applied to language data, and to dating language? / Paul Heggarty.
Series Title: McDonald Institute monographs.
Responsibility: edited by Peter Forster & Colin Renfrew.
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