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Sprung from some common source : investigations into the prehistory of languages / edited by Sydney M. Lamb and E. Douglas Mitchell.

By: Lamb, Sydney M
Contributor(s): Mitchell, E Douglas
Language: English Publisher: Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, 1991.Description: xiv, 411p. : ill., maps ; 23cm.ISBN: 0804718970
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Includes bibl. references. - Selected papers from the Symposium on Genetic Classification of Languages, March 1986, Rice University, Houston. - Contents: I, Sir William Jones and his legacy. The process of linguistics / W.P. Lehmann; Jones's "Sprung from some common source": 1786-1986 / G. Cannon; II, Indo-European in context. Whence the Hittite, wither the Jonesian vision / J. Puhvel; Indo-European religion and the Indo-European religious vocabulary / E.C. Polomé; Deities and symbols of old Europe and their survival in the Indo-European era / M. Gimbutas; III, The search for relatives of Indo-European. Some problems of Indo-European in historical perspective / J.H. Greenberg; Indo-European and Afroasiatic / C.T. Hodge; "Full" and other key words shared by Indo-European and Semitic / Saul Levin; Some recent work on the remote relations of languages / V. Shevoroshkin, A.M. Ramer; IV, Linguistic genealogy in Europe, Asia and Africa. Far Eastern languages / S. Egerod; The classification of Caucasian languages / J.C. Catford; Recent research on the relationship of Japanese and Korean / Samuel E. Martin; Genetic connections among the Altaic languages / Roy A. Miller; The Amerind phylum and the prehistory of the New World / M. Ruhlen; V, Methods in genetic classification of languages. Alternatives in long-range comparison / R. Austerlitz; Mathematical methods of genetic classification / S. Embleton; A method for assessing distant linguistic relationships / R.L. Oswalt.