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The rise and fall of languages / R.M.W. Dixon
Bib ID 1725577
Format BookBook
Author
Dixon, Robert M. W
 
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Description Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 1997 
vi,169 p. : ill. ; 21 cm. 
ISBN 0521623103
0521626544
Summary

History of languages ; rate of linguistics change; family tree model of linguistic diversification.

Full contents
  • Machine derived contents note: 1. Introduction
  • 2. Preliminaries
  • 3. Linguistic Areas and Diffusion
  • 4. The Family Tree Model
  • 5. Modes of change
  • 6. The Punctuated Equilibrium Model
  • 7. More on proto-languages
  • 8. Recent history
  • 9. Today's priorities
  • 10. Summary and prospects
 
Notes

Bibliography: p153-162. - Includes index.

Subjects Historical linguistics.  |  Comparative linguistics.  |  Language - Linguistics - Language classification.

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