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Nostratic : sifting the evidence

Author: Joe Salmons; Brian D Joseph
Publisher: Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : J. Benjamins, ©1998.
Series: Amsterdam studies in the theory and history of linguistic science., Series IV,, Current issues in linguistic theory ;, v. 142.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The "Nostratic" hypothesis - positing a common linguistic ancestor for a wide range of language families including Indo-European, Uralic, and Afro-Asiatic - has produced one of the most enduring and often intense controversies in linguistics. Overwhelmingly, though, both supporters of the hypothesis and those who reject it have not dealt directly with one another's arguments. This volume brings together selected  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Conference papers and proceedings
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Nostratic.
Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : J. Benjamins, ©1998
(DLC) 98017514
(OCoLC)38853961
Material Type: Conference publication, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Joe Salmons; Brian D Joseph
ISBN: 9789027275714 9027275718
OCLC Number: 769188796
Notes: Based on papers presented at the 2nd Workshop on Comparative Linguistics which was held at Eastern Michigan University, Fall 1993.
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (vi, 292 pages).
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Introduction / Joseph C. Salmons and Brian D. Joseph --
Some draft principles for classification / Eric P. Hamp --
Nostratic, Eurasiatic, and Indo-European / Allan R. Bomhard --
Convergence of Eurasiatic andNostratic / Joseph H. Greenberg --
Exploring the Nostratic hypothesis / Alexis Manaster Ramer, Peter A. Michalove, Karen S. Baertsch and Karen L. Adams --
Indo-European and Nostratic: some further comments / Brent Vine --
Nostratic: a personal assessment / Lyle Campbell --
Probabilistic evaluation of Indo-Uralic / Don Ringe. Probabilistic evaluation of North Eurasiatic Nostratic / Robert L. Oswalt --
Response to Oswalt and Ringe / William H. Baxter --
Implications of Lislakh for Nostratic / Carleton T. Hodge --
Nostratic and Altaic / Alexander Vovin --
Regular sound correspondences and long-distance genetic comparison / Bernard Comrie.
Series Title: Amsterdam studies in the theory and history of linguistic science., Series IV,, Current issues in linguistic theory ;, v. 142.
Responsibility: edited by Joseph C. Salmons, Brian D. Joseph.

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