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Nostratic: Sifting the Evidence by Brian D.…

Nostratic: Sifting the Evidence

by Brian D. Joseph (Editor), Joseph C. Salmons (Editor)

Other authors: Karen L. Adams (Contributor), Karen S. Baertsch (Contributor), William H. Baxter (Contributor), Allan R. Bomhard (Contributor), Lyle Campbell (Contributor)10 more, Bernard Comrie (Contributor), Joseph H. Greenberg (Contributor), Eric P. Hamp (Contributor), Carleton T. Hodge (Contributor), Peter A. Michalove (Contributor), Robert L. Oswalt (Contributor), Alexis Manaster Ramer (Contributor), Don Ringe (Contributor), Brent Vine (Contributor), Alexander Vovin (Contributor)

Series: Current issues in linguistic theory (142), Amsterdam studies in the theory and history of linguistic science

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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 representatives of both sides, as well as a number of agnostic historical linguists, with the aim of examining the evidence for this particular hypothesis in the context of distant genetic relationships generally. The volume contains discussion of variants of the Nostratic hypothesis (A. Bomhard; J. Greenberg; A. Manaster-Ramer, K. Baertsch, K. Adams, & P. Michalove), the mathematics of chance in determining the relationships posited for Nostratic (R. Oswalt; D. Ringe), and the evidence from particular branches posited in Nostratic (L. Campbell; C. Hodge; A. Vovin), with responses and additional discussion by E. Hamp, B. Vine, W. Baxter and B. Comrie.… (more)



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Joseph, Brian D.Editorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Salmons, Joseph C.Editormain authorall editionsconfirmed
Adams, Karen L.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Baertsch, Karen S.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Baxter, William H.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Bomhard, Allan R.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Campbell, LyleContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Comrie, BernardContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Greenberg, Joseph H.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Hamp, Eric P.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Hodge, Carleton T.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Michalove, Peter A.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Oswalt, Robert L.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Ramer, Alexis ManasterContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Ringe, DonContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Vine, BrentContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Vovin, AlexanderContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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