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Nostratic : sifting the evidence

Author: Joseph C Salmons
Publisher: Amsterdam : John Benjamins, cop. 1998.
Series: Amsterdam studies in the theory and history of linguistic science., Series IV, current issues in linguistic theory ;, 142.
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This text brings together representatives of both sides in the controversy surrounding the nostratic hypothesis in linguistics. Topics discussed include the mathematics of chance in determining the  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph C Salmons
ISBN: 9027236461 9789027236463
OCLC Number: 644825692
Description: 292 p.
Contents: 1. Introduction (by Salmons, Joseph C.); 2. I. The Nature and Status of Nostratic; 3. Some Draft Principles for Classification (by Hamp, Eric P.); 4. Nostratic, Eurasiatic, and Indo-European (by Bomhard, Allan R.); 5. The Convergence of Eurasiatic and Nostratic (by Greenberg, Joseph H.); 6. Exploring the Nostratic Hypothesis (by Manaster-Ramer, Alexis); 7. Indo-European and Nostratic: Some further comments (by Vine, Brent); 8. Nostratic: A personal assessment (by Campbell, Lyle); 9. II. The Mathematics of Nostratic; 10. A Probabilistic Evaluation of Indo-Uralic (by Ringe, Don); 11. A Probabilistic Evaluation of North Eurasiatic Nostratic (by Oswalt, Robert L.); 12. Response to Oswalt and Ringe (by Baxter, William H.); 13. III. Relationships within Nostratic; 14. The Implications of Lislakh for Nostratic (by Hodge, Carleton T.); 15. Nostratic and Altaic (by Vovin, Alexander); 16. Regular Sound Correspondences and Long-Distance Genetic Comparison (by Comrie, Bernard); 17. Indices; 18. Index of Subjects; 19. Index of Languages; 20. Index of Names
Series Title: Amsterdam studies in the theory and history of linguistic science., Series IV, current issues in linguistic theory ;, 142.
Responsibility: edited by Joseph C. Salmons, Brian D. Joseph.

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