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Title (user) : Language Classification by NumbersISBN : 0199279012,9780199279012,9781429470889DDC : 401/.2LCC : P203 .M37 2005GoogleBook ID : CrEUDAAAQBAJOpenLibrary ID : OL3403418MAuthors (user) : April McMahon, Robert McMahonAuthors (google) : April McMahon,Robert McMahonPublisher : Oxford University Press, USALanguage : EnglishPublication Date : 2006File Format : pdfCategories : Language Arts & Disciplines------------------------------------------Description (user) : This book considers how languages have traditionally been divided into families, and asks how they should classified in the future. It describes and applies computer programs from biology and evolutionary genetics to data about languages and shows how the power of the computer can be harnessed to throw light on long-standing problems in historical linguistics. It tests current theories and hypotheses, shows how new ideas can be formulated, and offers a series of demonstrations that the new techniques applied to old data can produce convincing results that are sometimes startlingly at odds with accepted wisdom. April and Robert McMahon combine the expertise and perspectives of an historical linguist and a geneticist. They analyse the links between linguistic and population genetics, and consider how far language can be used to discover and understand the histories and interrelations of human populations. They explore the origins and formation of the Indo-European languages and examine less well studied languages in South America. Their book will be of great practical importance to students and researchers in historical and comparative linguistics and will interest all those concerned with the classification and diffusion of languages in fields such as archaeology, genetics, and anthropology. Its approachable style will appeal to general readers seeking to know more about the relationship between linguistic and human history.------------------------------------------Description (google) : This book considers how languages have traditionally been divided into families, and asks how they should be classified in the future. It tests current theories and hypotheses, shows how new ideas can be formulated, and offers a series of demonstrations that the new techniques applied to old data can produce convincing results. It will be of great practical interest to all those concerned with the classification and diffusion of languages in fields such as comparative linguistics,archaeology, genetics, and anthropology.------------------------------------------Table of contents : Contents......Page 12List of Figures......Page 15List of Tables......Page 181. 1 Classification and Language Families......Page 201. 2. 1 An Outline of the Method......Page 241. 2. 2 Validating the Comparative Method......Page 291. 2. 3 Some Limitations of the Comparative Method......Page 331. 3 Mass Comparison......Page 381. 4 Why Historical Linguists Need Quantitative Methods......Page 452. 1 Comparing Like with Like......Page 502. 2 Classical Lexicostatistics......Page 522. 3 Objections to Lexicostatistics......Page 592. 4 Testing Methods......Page 643. 1. 1 Real and Apparent Patterns......Page 703. 1. 2 Probability for Beginners......Page 733. 1. 3 Probability and Language Comparison......Page 753. 2. 1 Introducing Computational Cladistics......Page 873. 2. 2 Computational Cladistics and Contact......Page 964. 1 Excluding Lexical Borrowing......Page 1084. 2 Identifying and Using Lexical Borrowings......Page 1114. 3 An Initial Test: Optimal List Length......Page 1134. 4. 1 The Dyen, Kruskal, and Black (1992) Database......Page 1154. 4. 2 Tree-drawing and Tree-selection Programs: Verifying What We Know . . .......Page 1174. 4. 3 . . . and Finding Something New......Page 1224. 4. 4 Testing the Hypothesis of Borrowing......Page 1305. 1 The ‘New Synthesis’......Page 1385. 2 Correlations between Genetics and Linguistics: Cautions and Caveats......Page 1415. 3. 1 Genetic Evidence and Sampling......Page 1455. 3. 2 Four Specific Studies......Page 1475. 3. 3 The Contribution of Contact......Page 1505. 4 Looking Forward......Page 1556. 1. 1 Problems with Trees......Page 1586. 1. 2 Networks in Genetics......Page 1596. 1. 3 Split Decomposition......Page 1636. 2. 1 Comparing Linguistic and Biological Data......Page 1646. 2. 2 Network and Borrowing: Simulated Data......Page 1666. 2. 3 Network and Borrowing: Real Data......Page 1686. 3. 1 Distance-based Versus Character-based Approaches......Page 1746. 3. 2 Split Decomposition and Distance Data......Page 1766. 3. 3 Distance-based Methods and Linguistic Data......Page 1776. 3. 4 Applying NeighbourNet Beyond Indo-European......Page 1796. 4 The Uses of Computational and Quantitative Methods......Page...

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