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The Indo European Controversy


Author : Asya Pereltsvaig
language : en
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Release Date : 2015-04-30


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This book challenges media-celebrated evolutionary studies linking Indo-European languages to Neolithic Anatolia, instead defending traditional practices in historical linguistics.

The Indo European Controversy


Author : Asya Pereltsvaig
language : en
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Release Date : 2017-11-16


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Over the past decade, a group of prolific and innovative evolutionary biologists has sought to reinvent historical linguistics through the use of phylogenetic and phylogeographical analysis, treating cognates like genes and conceptualizing the spread of languages in terms of the diffusion of viruses. Using these techniques, researchers claim to have located the origin of the Indo-European language family in Neolithic Anatolia, challenging the near-consensus view that it emerged in the grasslands north of the Black Sea thousands of years later. But despite its widespread celebration in the global media, this new approach fails to withstand scrutiny. As languages do not evolve like biological species and do not spread like viruses, the model produces incoherent results, contradicted by the empirical record at every turn. 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.

The Indo European Controversy


Author : Asya Pereltsvaig
language : en
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Release Date : 2015-04-30


Download The Indo European Controversy written by Asya Pereltsvaig and has been published by Cambridge University Press this book supported file pdf, txt, epub, kindle and other format this book has been release on 2015-04-30 with Language Arts & Disciplines categories.


Over the past decade, a group of prolific and innovative evolutionary biologists has sought to reinvent historical linguistics through the use of phylogenetic and phylogeographical analysis, treating cognates like genes and conceptualizing the spread of languages in terms of the diffusion of viruses. Using these techniques, researchers claim to have located the origin of the Indo-European language family in Neolithic Anatolia, challenging the near-consensus view that it emerged in the grasslands north of the Black Sea thousands of years later. But despite its widespread celebration in the global media, this new approach fails to withstand scrutiny. As languages do not evolve like biological species and do not spread like viruses, the model produces incoherent results, contradicted by the empirical record at every turn. 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.

Origins Of The Ainu Language


Author : Kirsten Refsing
language : en
Publisher:
Release Date : 1998


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Archaeology And Language


Author : Colin Renfrew
language : en
Publisher: CUP Archive
Release Date : 1990-01-26


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Analyzes the relationships between language groups, compares language development with archaeological information, and speculates on population movements

Languages Of The World


Author : Asya Pereltsvaig
language : en
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Release Date : 2012-02-09


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Introduces readers to the rich diversity of human languages, familiarizing them with the variety of languages around the world.

The Coming Of The Greeks


Author : Robert Drews
language : en
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Release Date : 1994-10-01


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When did the Indo-Europeans enter the lands that they occupied during historical times? And, more specifically, when did the Greeks come to Greece? Robert Drews brings together the evidence-historical, linguistic, and archaeological-to tackle these important questions.When did the Indo-Europeans enter the lands that they occupied during historical times? And, more specifically, when did the Greeks come to Greece? Robert Drews brings together the evidence-historical, linguistic, and archaeological-to tackle these important questions.